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!
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
The yellow ribbon means Annie's going home soon.
|With Mom, Tracy, Mark,|
and my new friend Val
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
|Yes, that's Mark next to me!|
|Good friend Jodie was |
even there to take a photo!
All at once, I realize this is her grand departure. Dot-Dot is going out in true "Dot-Dot" style. She’s found her freedom.