As you can see below, she is now walking comfortably with one hand on the rail and one hand at her side. It may be hard to spot, but she is walking with the shoe removed from her atificial leg. Notice that the foot they use is shaped very much like a human foot. It even has toes and toe nails.
Some of you that live in the Orlando area may recall a story that was broadcast on the television stations and newspapers about a female high school soccer star who was participating in a car wash to raise money for her soccer team. One of her teammates accidently hit the accelerator of a car she was going to wash and pinned the young girl, Bree, between the car bump and a building. She almost lost her life, was in a coma and regained consciousness days later. Unfortunately, the accident caused her to have one leg amputated and the other leg in jeopardy of suffering the same fate. She is still trying to save her other leg but is dealing with infections and pain, much as Cindy did prior to her amputation.
I asked the owner (Stan) if she was a patient of his. His response was that she is not only a patient, but she is wheeling into the room as we speak...an incredible coincidence!
Not only was her story carried throughout the U.S. because of the tragedy that befell her, it was also a human interest story because of her spirit and willpower to overcome the tremendous odds against her survival and her proclamation that she plans to dance at her prom.
After we were introduced to Bree, she watched Cindy walk. Within a minute she was conversing with Stan and Cindy's therapist, Roger about Cindy's movements. They agreed with what she observed. Seconds later, she was coaching Cindy on some extremely minute changes she might consider in her gate to walk more efficiently.
She is everything we heard and read about and it was a pleasure to meet her.
Cindy was given Monday off to rest her leg and to allow some adjustments to be made.
The belief is that she will definintely be taking the leg home with her before the week is out.
Tomorrow is Cindy's first day back to work so she is extremely excited to be assimilating back to a normal lifestyle. It's incredible how far she has come in such a short period of time.
I hope (plan) to report more good news as Cindy's big week begins.