“No one said it would be easy, but it doesn’t have to be hard, either.”
Madlyn Howard had a 1 in 10 chance to live. And she beat the odds.
In 2012, she was in a motorcycle accident that left her with a 10% chance to live. When she woke up in the hospital, her leg was gone. It was a defining moment for Madlyn.
“Life is what you make of it,” she said.
Since then, she has pushed herself to regain her mobility. Her doctor invited Bulow Prosthetist Joseph Raub to an appointment, and she’s been working with us ever since. Recently, she’s been striving towards riding her motorcycle again.
“Never say ‘I can’t.’ Push yourself, even if you may not want to get out of bed,” she said. “No one said it would be easy, but it doesn’t have to be hard, either.”
Madlyn is grateful for her second chance at life, especially because she recently lost her brother to cancer. Her life now centers around playing with her 3-year old niece Daya and her two sun conures, painting and cooking out. She strives to do as many daily activities as she did before.
For her, the perfect day entails, “Daya playing outside with bubbles and always laughing with her.”