Hi. I'm a 33-year-old left AK. In mid February 2019, I had an elective amputation of my congenitally dysfunctional limb.
After a lifetime of moving around with a stiff leg, my surgery allowed me to experience greater self-acceptance and the joys of a bending knee for the first time. I'm currently learning new gait mechanics and trying to build up my muscle strength and balance.
Since coming to Boston, I have been trying out all sorts of new activities such as adaptive CrossFit, surfing and indoor rock climbing, all of which helped me to view my mobility from a totally different perspective.
I'm looking forward to meeting new people and trying out new things :)