After a long road of recovery, Wall was eager to get back to living an independent life
Frank Wall’s life flashed before his eyes on May 31, 2008, when he pulled over to help a stranded driver on I-24 in Clarksville, Tennessee. As Wall stepped out of his car, an impaired driver violently veered onto the shoulder and struck him. The driver’s trailer severed his leg. After being airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center’s Trauma Unit in Nashville, doctors gave him an eight percent chance of survival. Following 64 days in a coma, Wall awoke to see his leg had been amputated above the knee. After a long road of recovery, Wall was eager to get back to living an independent life, despite his self-employed title and limited prosthetic insurance coverage. With combined efforts from Mending Limbs Organization and Bulow OPS, Wall was fit with a brand new, above-the-knee prosthesis and microprocessor knee. He was given “a new lease on life” and provided a way to safely navigate through daily activities, such as staying active in his faith and giving back to the community.