There’s No “Right” or “Wrong” with Fibular Hemimelia – Interview with Mariale

Shigue in the pool wearing his external fixator

For this blog, I interviewed Mariale, who is the mother of a 6-year-old boy who was born with fibular hemimelia (FH), which is the same diagnosis I was born with.  Mariale and her husband chose the leg lengthening process for their son rather than amputating (as my parents did), and I wanted to help share …

Adapting & Giving Back – Interview with Craig Towler

Craig holding himself up in parallel bars in a park with his wheelchair below him

For this blog I interviewed Craig Towler, who started an organization called the Amputee Concierge in order to help people find answers to their questions and connect them with resources following limb loss.  I first heard about Craig shortly after the incident that lead to amputation of his legs happened, and was recently connected with …

Choosing Amputation – Alina’s Story

For this blog I interviewed my friend Alina Miller who elected to have her leg amputated following a traumatic injury.  Everyone's situation and circumstances are different, but hopefully others might find Alina's story helpful in their own journey whether that journey involves choosing between amputation and saving a limb or any other tough decision you may be having …

Why I Run

I originally wrote this for the Achilles International-Colorado blog in October, but I wanted to share it on here as well. --- We were in the first quarter mile of a Monday evening Achilles workout in Wash Park and I turned to my running buddy Jessica and asked, “You know when I like running?”  She …