Tuesday, November 9, 2010 arrived with a clear early morning that promised to become a chilly, sunny, and typically autumn day. I zipped my coat, buckled my helmet strap, unlocked my bike, and headed off to work. A few minutes later, a garbage truck crossed a bike lane to make a right turn. I was in that bike lane. The tires of the truck crushed my left leg and caused other internal injuries. An amazing team of trauma surgeons saved my life, but they had to amputate my leg to do so.
In July 2011, I set off to walk a thousand miles as an above-knee amputee in my new prosthesis. The journey has held more twists, turns, and detours than I ever imagined.
I reached Mile 1000 on March 30, 2013.
But of course, that wasn't the end.
I'll keep walking!
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Thank You Jefferson
A GREAT BIG THANK YOU goes out to all my doctors, nurses and friends at Jefferson Hospital who organized a first anniversary walk for me on November 9, 2011.
Thank you for your outstanding care this year. For seeing me through the long months, weeks, and days -- through the biggest hours and the smallest ones.
For keeping me safe and holding me close with your skillful hands and wide open hearts.
And for walking with me EVERY STEP of the way!
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