Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Every step you take

Exciting news, everybody! Nick took his first several steps on the temporary socket and an older model C-leg and I must say that he did a truly amazing job, right out of the gate! Still waiting on and approval for a C-leg 4, but if all goes well he will have his first permanent leg in a few more weeks. Stay tuned!

(Forgive the portrait mode video. The room was too small to capture the moment in landscape)

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Is that a TALON, man?

The excitement is really starting to grow among us as Nick's test socket is just about ready to go out to cast the mold for his first permanent socket! This was the first time in 5 months when Nick experienced contact with the ground on his left side and he said it felt wonderful! Although we all kind of like the talon look that this test stand offered this young eagle getting ready to fly the nest for a second time, Nick is really looking forward to getting the keys to his microprocessor controlled lower leg. It's been a long time coming and Nick has shown no signs of slowing down in the pursuit of his life's dreams and for that, his family could not be prouder! It also goes without saying (but I'll say it anyway) that our hearts are warmed knowing that he will be on his feet in the next several weeks. Onward and upward, son!