Since writing this post years ago a boy with fibular hemimelia was able to get an IDEO and it has changed his life. I set videos of Nick walking to Ryan who is now at Hanger in Seattle. I don’t know if we will pursue it or if we will be able to but I am wondering if this might be the long term answer we need! I also don’t know if our insurance will pay for it but if we think it is the answer will find a way.
People have always said that medical advancements often or mostly come from wartime. I’ve always been a grateful citizen in terms of appreciating the sacrifice the members of the armed forces and their families make! Reading about friends whose husbands deployment has turned them into single parents is heart breaking and inspiring at the same time. Never mind what these soldiers do.
Now the medical advancement factor is hitting so close to home. You can read a little about it below and check out the blog post but Time has a great article from last week’s issue. You cant read it on line unless you are a subscriber. I would bet your local library has the article.
Honestly it made me cry. The way they described a soldiers leg having a stiff ankle and lacking muscle sounded a lot like Nicks. Joe at Lawall in Harrisburg told me when he…
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