He said there are always going to be good days and bad days for an amputee, but it’s important to make the most of the good days.

John Curtin can be defined as an adventure-seeker. His intrepid spirit led him to join the Marines, where he distinguished himself from the very beginning.

“One of the most defining moments of my life was at the end of the Crucible at boot camp when I received my Eagle, Globe and Anchor,” he said.

After his training, Curtin was deployed to Afghanistan. Unfortunately, this adventure came to an end when lost his legs to an IED while on foot patrol.

But like the adventurer that he is, he’s done everything possible to reclaim to his active life. Upon returning to the States, he joined a sled hockey team. It was from his teammates and his friends at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center that he first heard about Bulow Orthotics & Prosthetics.

“I first got my sled bucket made at Bulow,” he said.

Today, Curtin is proud of being able to function properly every day with prostheses. He’s not only able to play sled hockey, but also resume other parts of his active lifestyle, such as learning to train dogs, kayaking and other outdoor adventures.

He said there are always going to be good days and bad days for an amputee, but it’s important to make the most of the good days.

“It never gets easy, but all the best things in life don’t come easy,” he said.

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