After the prognosis of "lower right leg amputation" Andy's first question to Dr. was oddly, "will I be able to run?"
Unfortunately, due to the sheer number of amputations via IED, the last decade has become one of extreme growth in the field of prosthetics. While it is unfortunate for each individual, it is a blessing to the community as a whole.
Gone are the days are of crude, lifeless prosthesis' made of wood and ushered in are the days of Titanium, Thermoplastic Sockets and life-like carbon fiber materials for extra comfort giving the wearer a sense of life in their limb.
Healthcaresavvy.wbur.org quotes, generically, the cost of a below the knee prosthesis at just under $17,000. Having found oneself suddenly dealing with healthcare bills, loss of pay from missed work, stress and pain from having to face such a sudden life-changing event, please join us in not allowing money to have to be a consideration for the Derryberry's in Andy receiving the best treatment and care possible for a speedy and full recovery.
Andy, we cannot wait to see you in your first post-prosthesis run!!!