fficer in the Army 8 years ago. I've stayed as active as possible but often injure my feet without knowing it because I can't feel them. I am at risk of frequent injury and possible infections and as such I may have a much greater quality of life if I have the life-alterin
g surgery to remove the feet and learn to walk on prosthetics. The doctors are confident that I can be walking in 4-6 weeks and RUNNING in six months if all goes well with the healing.
The actual surgery and legs are covered by the military but I need help with everything else. I will be rehabbing at Walter Reed for about 6wks depending on healing and need to cover the hotel as an outpatient ($81/night = $2500) and airfare to and from DC for myself and my mandatory non-medical aids (about a week each). I also need some adaptations to my home and vehicle and will need to cover take-out meals at a hotel for the 6wks. Every little bit helps but please spread the word.