Kris was born with PFFD, a congenital limb deficiency. An attempt to fit him with a prosthesis at an early age was unsuccessful; his family was told he was a difficult fit, and they never sought a second opinion. He grew up playing sports like wheelchair basketball and participating in other activities which kept him fit. He finished school and moved from Houston to Tampa, where he is currently working two jobs. Steve Chamberland of 50 Legs.org was introduced to Kris and immediately saw his potential. “I can’t believe you’ve never walked! That’s crazy!,” Steve exclaimed. So 50legs made arrangements to bring Kris, who is now 25 years old, to Orlando to get him walking for the first time – ever! After just 3 days he took his first tentative steps (on his TaiLor Made foot!) in the bars and then just took off! Walking unassisted, making a good attempt at the rock wall, walking down stairs foot over foot and blowing us all away! We are so excited for this awesome young man and the new world that has opened up for him.
Dana was unable to walk without crutches or for long periods of time in her previous socket/foot system. She can now walk with comfort and stability since she was fit with a better-fitting prosthesis and the TaiLor Made prosthetic foot. “I can feel the foot flex and then plant itself on the ground,” explains Dana. “I know where it is and what it is doing, and don’t have that feeling of being pushed forward. It works like a real foot!”