In loving memory of our friend, Doug Feyerabend of Franklin, Indiana
Doug’s first amputation below the knee was the result of a car accident in 1981, followed by an above-knee revision surgery in 2014 due to a blood clot. After a 30-year career as a UPS mechanic, Doug is enjoying life in Franklin, Indiana with his wife, 3 children and 7 grandchildren. “Nothing better than family!”, states Doug.
In the spring and fall, Doug spends a lot of time fishing on the lake. He also gives baseball hitting lessons year-round to middle school and high school students.
“I love to be on a lake!” Doug excitedly declared. “I also enjoy watching boys gain confidence in hitting baseballs along with learning to hit situationally. I’ve always felt that they need to learn discipline from other men and women besides their father and mothers such as pastors, teachers, coaches and other mentors. I’ve always felt it helps well-round them in their formative years before they take the step into college, vocational training or enter the career market.
When asked about his experience at SRT, he replied by stating “SRT keeps evolving better and better for us amputees. They have the patient’s well-being at the front of everything! Could not be better!”
Doug has been one of the best and most consistent patient models for SRT for the past several years. He has been a tremendous help in mentoring fellow amputees and providing valuable education to therapists and students. We celebrate Doug’s accomplishments and extend our deepest appreciation to his commitment to our amputee and therapist communities!