So I had a good weekend in Louisville! Got to see some new faces and old friends.. Hopefully helped out some OTA/PTAs with their perception of people with amputations, and with how they will give therapy in the future.
Went to eat at Buca’s with an old friend, then discovered my hotel had a bar.. Good times!
I got hit several times over the weekend with comments about my blog, and how I don’t post nearly as often as I used to. I was also told that still many new amputees within the circle of care I had are directed here.. And that I now have a responsibility to maintain this blog a little better..
I will do my best… My first things first.. I am going to reorganize all my videos onto one group of pages.. I have never been a big picture person, so I am going to concentrate on the videos more, I think..
I have lots of thoughts about being a person with amputations, and I need to get more of those thoughts written down, so they might help others..
This weekend has motivated me to get rolling a bit better on doing what I set out to do with this blog, to help others!
I got to meet some local “celebrities” this weekend as well. Kevin Trees, an above knee amputee who is a Sergeant for Louisville Metro Police Department. I got to meet Joe Riffe, the Prosthetic Medic, and I got to see him Walking on his new leg with the help of crutches. (links to his blog and his paypal donation site are on the left side bar, go check this guy out!)
I also got to meet a young lady who is a soccer player. She lost a leg below the knee only 4 weeks ago, and is already walking unaided!
Bravo girl, bravo! So proud for you. Keep it up! And remember what I told you.. No one (except mom and dad, lol) is allowed to tell you what you can and can’t do! No one is allowed to set limitations for you, and you are not handicapped!
Don’t be afraid to tell anyone off that tells you you can’t do anything you want to do, because you can! I know you can. I have seen you walk…
Next soccer season, if you and your mom invite me, I would love to come see you play in your first soccer game of the next season. I’ll be glad cheer you on, and knock down anyone who says you can’t.
You inspired me this weekend, kiddo.. you did good!