After his lower left leg was amputated, Kenny Buford of Crystal Springs expected a life full of limitations.
Then the Navy veteran met Brad Kennedy, a Methodist Orthotics & Prosthetics staffer who once bicycled across Europe to showcase the capabilities of his high-tech artificial leg.
“He’s an above-the-knee amputee, and he really inspired me,” says Kenny. “He made me realize I can do anything I want.”
Kenny trained to become a prosthetic technician at Methodist O&P. And now he and Brad share a common passion – road-testing new equipment for prosthetic manufacturers. “I like it because I feel like I’m helping bring new technology to market,” Kenny says.