Meet Limb Preservation Survivor Dennis Heaton Fast Facts Location: Denver, Colorado Job: Wholesale Operations Manager at Royal Crest Dairy Overcoming a limb challenge Limb Preservation Foundation (LPF): Tell us about the limb challenge you faced? Dennis: I experienced a serious ankle/leg injury in 2010. After an infection set in, over 4 inches of [...]
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Jenna Bates Jenna Bates glows. There is simply no other word to describe her beautiful smile and compassionate disposition. It is difficult to believe that for over two years, Jenna battled Leukemia, cancer of the blood cells, while fighting to preserve her mobility. The diagnosis of leukemia brought Jenna and her family to Rocky [...]
Keith Casey Keith Casey has a passion for the sport of football. He likes to watch football, coach football, but above all, he loves to play football. Throughout his childhood, high school, and college, Keith worked tirelessly toward his dream of playing professional football. Shortly after his career was beginning to take off, Keith [...]
Aaron Rankin With a heart as big as his boisterous laugh, Aaron Rankin is the kind of guy who lights up a room. It’s hard to believe that three years ago, Aaron nearly lost his life when he was struck on his motorcycle by a driver who had run a red light. He remained [...]
Debra Gumlich Debra Gumlich, a photographer and native of Trinidad, Colorado, has a rather extensive history with having a limb at risk. In 1981, Debra’s leg was severely broken in a motorcycle accident. Debra was at risk of losing her limb, but her initial doctor provided her with a “temporary fix” that would allow [...]
Maury Brochstein Maury Brochstein is an extremely kind man whose joy for life seems to be contagious! In December of 2012 Maury severely fractured his tibia in a skiing accident and had to undergo emergency surgery. Before going under, Maury recalls his surgeon, Dr. Wilkins telling him, “Maury, I promise you will have your [...]
Stephen Stephen is a 21-year-old student who was badly injured in a forklift accident in July of 2012, the summer before his freshman year of college. Once Stephen’s leg was stabilized, orthopedic surgeon Dr. David Hahn and plastic surgeon Dr. David Schnur of the Denver Clinic took him to surgery to apply an external [...]
Freddy Baeza At 14-years-old, Freddy Baeza was diagnosed with osteosarcoma after his leg broke during the gym. Now 27, Freddy reflects back on this experience as ‘a beautiful memory’. At the time of his diagnosis, Freddy was living in Ulysses, Kansas, a small town in the southwest corner of the state. His family decided [...]
Boyd Adams Boyd Adams is a calm, thoughtful, and kind man, with a great passion for the outdoors. Having served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, he is no stranger to the grit and determination necessary for a battle. These qualities would serve Boyd once more when, in 2005, he discovered [...]
Nathan Meeks Ten-year-old Nathan Meeks is a sweet, polite, freckle-faced boy who loves swimming, baseball and playing tag with his friends. Two years ago, his childhood was dramatically interrupted when a mass in his shoulder was diagnosed as Ewings sarcoma. In a battle to save his life, Nathan began treatment at Children’s Hospital Colorado [...]