“It was my pleasure to see Ashley for an evaluation. She is a 23-year-old college student with long congenital right below knee amputation. She is very active: walks all over the college campus, trains at the hospital, chases down her 3-year-old son, and enjoys everyday normal activities. She likes to run but is limited because of the fit of her prosthesis. she would like to be able to dance with her friends when they go out. Her prosthesis was made when she was still swollen from her pregnancy and is just too big for her now. Her present prosthesis is 3 years old and the gel liners are cracked up and shot. Ashley needs a new prosthesis but has no funding. We are going to seek out help and try to get her a prosthesis any way we can. We will call her back when we have a solution to the funding.”

Matt Bailey, LPO, CPO, FAAOP of Florida O&P Services