Run for Bauman

My wife Amanda and I spent the weekend in the Boston area. Our non-profit, Wiggle Your Toes, was selected to be the recipient of funds raised in a 2.62 mile run held in Chelmsford, MA. Chelmsford is the hometown of Jeff Bauman, a survivor of the marathon bombings who lost both of his legs above the…

I Can’t.

I have turned down a lot of opportunities lately. It seems that every other day I am explaining to someone why “I can’t”.  Not because I want to but because I have to, it’s as simple as that.  We all have limitations – there is only so much that one can do. A cabin weekend…

18,899 Steps

It has been a good week. I have been in Mexico with my family and am now at 38,000 feet heading home. I just opened my computer, which I have been neglecting for the past several days, to see a reminder – Ottobock / Blog Due, from a few days ago. I guess I took…

Bucket List

A couple of months ago I mentioned that I was being fit for a new set of prosthetic legs, the X3 microprocessor knee by Ottobock. I had done the diligence checking out all of the available knees that were available – and opted for the X3. A big part of my decision was based on…

How My Life and Career Path Changed

Prior to my injuries in 2007 I was working as a Regional Manager of an information technology and engineering consulting group. My role was to oversee the sales, recruiting, administrative and payroll functionality of this fast paced full service firm in downtown Minneapolis.  The organization fulfilled project requirements of our clients by lining up our…

Socket to Me!

In my last blog I mentioned that I would soon be transitioning from the C-Leg to the  Ottobock  X3 knee.  Just last week my insurance company approved the knees and the transition has begun. On Friday I took my first steps with the new X3 knees, Triton feet and newly fabricated test / check sockets!…

Time For A New Leg. Now What?

It has been six years since I was fit for my C-Legs. It has been a good run (ok walk) but I have seen so many enhancements with micro-processor prosthetic knees – I am beyond curious. As all prosthetic users know there are a lot of options out there, enough to make your head spin….

Visiting the Boston Marathon Victims

In my first blog I mentioned that I was part of an organization called Wiggle Your Toes. Wiggle is an organization that assists individuals who have suffered limb loss in their recovery and rehab efforts through planning, consultations and referrals. When the bombings at the Boston Marathon caused many individuals to lose limbs, Wiggle was…

Here We Go…

Well here we go. The terrific people in Ottobock’s marketing group recently asked me to blog for them as a daily user of the company’s fine products. As a big fan of wearing shorts any time I can – I am always talking to people about my prosthetics, informing them of the technology and how…