Having a family member as an amputee allows me to see the daily challenges amputees deal with. It has also shown me what is possible when you combine the drive of the individual with Summit’s team of practitioners.
What I have learned over the past 20 years is it’s not what the amputees can no longer do that defines them but it’s the things they continue to do despite the challenges they face.
The Prosthetic field has also opened up new opportunities to serve outside the US. Over the past 11 years I have had the opportunity to travel to Nicaragua, Ecuador and Peru with Capital city medical teams treating children with orthopedic needs.
The children and families of South America are so grateful for the care we give them. A prosthesis changes the lives and gives hope to those who feel trapped in a world where walking again was only a dream.