I was amputated in 2001 at age 56 from a clot in the arteries on my right leg below the knee. I wasn't depressed because I knew there was a reason God had in mind for me. Through Shane, I was given the opportunity to visit the new amputees at the hospital to help them deal with their situation. It seemed I was always given the right words and actions to inspire the new amputees to get up and live their lives to the fullest with the help of Shane at O&P East. Shane also helped get the Amputee Support Group started in our area which has been a big success in helping old and new amputees.
I am now 71 years old and when I first met Shane, he was just getting started as a prosthetist. I realized he knew exactly what we all needed to get up walking, as he has been there and done it himself. I've climbed ladders, put down hardwood floors, ridden a bike, swam, driven with my left foot, lived alone, built flower gardens, mowed the lawn, painted pictures and anything I need to do because of Shane's inspiration. In my opinion, Shane is the best prosthetist in the world and I would challenge anyone to differ with me.