His advice to other amputees is that no matter how hard a situation is or how bad a day looks, to always be positive and try your best.

Maria Gonzalez found out that her son Jesús was going to need an amputation before he was even born. He had gastroschisis and other birth defects that necessitated he have a lower-limb amputation immediately after birth. By the time he was two and a half years old, he was already wearing a prosthesis.

“He is a very strong boy as a mother I can say that he is a very sweet boy, my hero, my everything and we know that more of life is coming for him,” Maria said.

She first heard about Bulow when Jesús was five years old.

“He loves to see Herman and Matt and all the team members that helped him every time he had an appointment,” Maria said. “They make him feel special and comfortable as well as our family.”

Her proudest moment with Jesús is when he started walking at the age of three without any problems. The most defining time of his life was when he started going to school without feeling scared or shy of what other kids would say.

“That first day when he got home he was so happy because all the kids on his classroom loved his prosthetic leg,” Maria said. “He couldn’t believe that finally he was in school.”

She said his friends consider him to be an example of success and kindness.

Jesús spend his free time playing outside with his brother or with his friends. He also loves fishing with his dad, riding his bike, going to the park and eating lasagna. His perfect day would include spending time with the whole family and running around with the other kids.

His advice to other amputees is that no matter how hard a situation is or how bad a day looks, to always be positive and try your best.

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