In April of 2020, Randy was assisting in building a garage for his niece, which involved cutting down two trees in the yard. While cutting the tree, a limb snapped and fell on Randy, pinning him to the ground. His leg was broken in eight places and his physician made the decision to amputate below the knee.
Randy never lets his amputation get in the way of the endless list of chores in his two-story house that sits on his nearly 3-acre yard. Randy is able to stay involved in grocery shopping, chopping wood and carrying it downstairs to his wood burning furnace, climbing ladders, maintaining his pull tractors, mowing his lawn, and playing softball and basketball with his grandkids.
Utilizing the Amputee Mobility Predictor App, Randy was ranked at a K-3 level ambulator which is defined as an unlimited community ambulator with the ability or potential for ambulation with variable cadence and to traverse most environmental barriers.
“My experience with SRT has been exceptional. I would like to tell all new amputees to just keep their heads up! It’s not the end of the world. With some time, you should be able to do the things you used to”.