A group of military volunteers recently helped integrate a ramp into the home of an amputee through an effort organized by Bulow BioTech Prosthetics, headquartered in Nashville, Tenn.
Ann Norris, a Bulow BioTech patient and Columbia, SC resident, recently had her right leg amputated below the knee and the only entrance to her home was elevated by a short set of stairs, inaccessible by wheelchair.
Bobby Latham, CP, who works with Norris at Bulow BioTech, connected with the Columbia Chamber of Commerce to rally soldiers from nearby Fort Jackson. The soldiers volunteered on Armed Forces Day to build Norris a 25-foot ramp allowing her to enter and exit her home.
“The soldiers went above and beyond,” says Latham. “Not only did they build the ramp, they mowed the yard, trimmed the trees, and spread mulch. As a prosthetic clinician, I do whatever I can to get each individual patient back to as normal a life as possible, but sometimes I need a little bit of help. In this case, help came in form of soldiers from Fort Jackson.”
Norris and Latham are currently working together to create a custom technological prosthetic solution.
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[Source: Bulow BioTech]