Rachel Pentecost

Rachel Pentecost

Rachel Pentecost's life forever changed on May 21, 2013. She was leaving a church revival on a rainy night in Kentucky when she was involved in a horrific car accident.

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Matt Bulow

I am an amputee, a diabetic and a cancer survivor. These challenges have changed how I live my life, but they do not define my life. They are merely obstacles that every day I must overcome so I can concentrate on what does define me and what really matters; my roles as a father, a husband and a prosthetist in my own company, Bulow Orthotic & Prosthetic Solutions.

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Matt Bulow
Jean-Baptiste Alaize

Jean-Baptiste Alaize

In 1994 at age 3, Jean-Baptiste became a victim of the genocide in Burundi that changed his life forever. Barbarians armed with machetes entered his house and took him and his mother. 

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Ben Maenza U.S.M.C.

Ben Maenza lost both of his legs above the knee in October of 2010 performing combat operations in Afghanistan while serving in the United States Marine Corps.

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Ben Maenza U.S.M.C.
David Paczko

David Paczko

In the spring of 1998, at the age of 47, David began to experience lower back pain. After 30 days, the pain continued. An MRI ordered by his PCP indicated a 9.5cm X 9.5cm mass on his left hip, which was just beginning to encroach on his sciatic nerve.

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Cheryl Boss

“Having a world class athlete like Matt Bulow on your team inspires you to go for the gold in your own life. We all face many challenges in our life, thanks to Bulow OPS my legs are not one of them.” – Cheryl Boss

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Cheryl Boss

Herb Jones

Bulow OPS patient Herb Jones tells his story of losing his leg below the knee due to a work accident. Jones connected with Matt Bulow and has been able to return to playing and teaching music only three months after receiving his prosthesis.

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Vincent Harrigan

On November 20, 2013, Mr. Vincent Harrigan was riding his Victory Tour motorcycle on a quiet, two-lane country road. As he rounded a curve, there was a white automobile nearing in the opposite direction, impeding on his half of the road.

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Vincent Harrigan
Frank Wall

Frank Wall

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.

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Whitney Harris

Whitney is an incredible example of a person with limb loss living a full and independent life!

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Whitney Harris
Daniel Luckett

Daniel Luckett

Daniel Luckett lost his leg and part of his foot on Mother’s Day, May 11, 2008, in northwest Baghdad. After ten months of recovery at Walter Reed Army Hospital, he returned to his unit in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He found Matt Bulow through the Wounded Warrior Project and fellow soldier and amputee, Staff Sgt. Alexander Shaw. Luckett knew he needed new prostheses for the next deployment, and he knew he needed them quickly.

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Zion Redington

Zion Redington was born in China with one finger on each hand and one toe on each foot. At the age of six, Zion had both feet amputated due to the extent of his congenital birth defects.

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Zion Redington
Katherine Morgan

Katherine Morgan

In January of 2016, life as Katherine Morgan knew it changed dramatically. Due to complications of Peripheral Vascular Disease, she had to have a lower extremity amputation, but because of her fighting spirit and unwavering determination, Katherine is on the mend and getting back to the activities she enjoys most.  

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Sydney Klepper

Sydney Klepper does not remember what her life was like before leg prosthesis. She was born with tibular dysplasia – a congenital birth defect and became an amputee at the age of two. 

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Sydney Klepper

Zion receives i-digits

Zion is a Nashville patient that we have been seeing for over two years. His unique residuum made it a challenge to come up with a plan for prosthetic components that would benefit him, as he’s missing bilateral digits 1-4. Up until recently, he’d been wearing a symes prosthesis, which he adapted to very well. As got older, however, we wanted to move forward with upper extremity prosthesis. 

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Zion receives i-digits

Madlyn Howard

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.

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Terrell Smith

Terrell Smith’s life was changed forever while riding through the mountains on his motorcycle. The kickstand came down suddenly and became stuck in the road, shot-putting the bike. Terrell was thrown from the motorcycle and struck the guardrail

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Terrell Smith
Mabry: Finding Fulfillment through Family

Mabry: Finding Fulfillment through Family

For John Mabry, the hardest part of being an amputee was overcoming the mental and emotional effects—the physical part was the easy part. 
He became a below-the-knee amputee while still in college. During a ride in a friend’s SUV, a right rear tire blew out, causing the vehicle to roll twelve times. 

 

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Jake Ousley: Getting Back to the Great Outdoors

Within 2 months after being fitted, Jake ran two 5K races.

“I think I came in a little hot, but Matt [Bulow] was encouraging to say ‘if you feel like you can do it, do it. Just don’t hurt yourself.’ I liked that and took that to heart,” he said.

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Jake Ousley: Getting Back to the Great Outdoors
Harold Axley

Harold Axley

Harold Axley was enjoying a day on his motorcycle when another driver suddenly turned left in front of him. Harold lost his leg at the scene.

In the years that followed, he strove to get back to the activities he enjoyed prior to his accident. 

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Lily Paris

At first glance, Lily Paris seems like the typical middle-schooler. She loves the beach, Harry Potter and going to the mall with her friends. Those around her describe her as happy and fun. But, Lily has something that sets her apart from others her age—incredible bravery.

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Lily Paris
Bridget Johnson

Bridget Johnson

Bridget Johnson is an avid equestrian. So, it’s no surprise that one day, she and her sister decided to ride horseback to a friend’s house. But on the way there, tragedy struck. As Bridget was crossing the street, a car came down the hill and struck her and her horse. Her left leg was severed at the scene.

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Sarah Sternlieb

If anyone has made the most of the cards life dealt them, it’s Sarah Sternlieb.

 

Sarah was born with an unknown physical disability that manifested as skeletal muscle weakness. It predominately affected her lower extremities, with the right leg being weaker than the left, as well as some weakness in her hand.  

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Sarah Sternlieb
Michelle Prichard

Michelle Prichard

When most people think of amputee fashion models, they think of Aimee Mullins. What many don’t realize, however, is that Bulow’s own Director of Patient Services Michelle Prichard has done such work—as well as having competed in pageants and broken swimming records.

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Debbie Miller

In the 1950s, a new wonder drug hit the markets: Thalidomide. It was promised to treat a wide range of ills, including morning sickness. Debbie Miller’s mother hoped she would benefit from it. After all, she’d had several miscarriages before becoming pregnant with Debbie, and lived with diabetes.

Unfortunately, the drug turned out to be very harmful to fetuses, and caused an epidemic of birth defects. For Debbie, this meant being born with proximal femoral focal deficiency.

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Debbie Miller
Patient Success Story- Arvenia Pillow

Patient Success Story- Arvenia Pillow

Happy, full of life, and talks way too much.

That’s how Bulow patient Arvenia Pillow said her friends would describe her. This might be because she focuses on all the positive things in life, and not on the struggles she’s had to face.

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George Wood

George Wood lost his left leg just below the knee due to poor blood circulation after smoking for 35 years. For the last 10 years he was up to two packs a day.

 

“I destroyed my blood vessels in my lower left leg,” he said. “Smoking not only gives you cancer but it also constricts blood flow and takes away your quality of life!”

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George Wood