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It is a rare privilege to be able to share one of our clients faces. After all, many of our clients seek out our work to avoid drawing attention to their differences. When this client suffered an amputation to her right pinky finger, she was determined to find purpose in her loss. She has shared her journey of pain, struggle, growth and healing with friends, family and through social media in hopes to normalize her experience with amputation. Throughout her appointments, she faithfully documented the process of having her prosthesis made, and as the photo proves, brightened the room with her fabulous personality and great smile! Thank you, Jessica!
Many of our clients are first time prosthesis wearers. From time to time, people come to us having already worn a prosthesis created by another provider. Our priorities are always fit, function, aesthetics and realism. When a client has experience with past prostheses, we have the additional advantage of being able to reflect on what they liked and didn’t like in previous pieces with the goal of making a new prosthesis that is an improvement in every area. 13 years after his first prosthetic ear was made, we hope this client finds his new prosthetic ear to be his best one yet.
After a sudden, life threatening illness, former NFL player of the Seattle Seahawks, and President of the NFLPA Northern California Chapter Douglas Hollie, not only spent four months in a coma but also lost the front of both of his feet.
Thanks to the NFL Players Association Care Foundation, he was able to have two custom prosthetic partial feet created. After a career as an athlete, he has endured many surgeries and much physical pain, however, he cites that having to cope with the loss of his feet has been his greatest hardship. He’s excited to go to church in his dress shoes, go out dancing and be able to tap his feet to the beat of music again.
The NFL Players Association Care Foundation helps many former NFL players and their families by providing programs and assistance with medical, emotional, financial, social and community issues. He hopes that by sharing his story, other former NFL players facing hard times can take advantage of this program. Please share to help spread the word. http://www.seahawkslegends.com/nfl-player-care-foundation-…/