Patient Stories: A Moxie Update

Moxie attended her 1st Amputee Support Group meeting on August 1, 2017, at the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute (UMROI). Nina Bondre, CPO, and Jeanne Smith, Patient Services Representative, shared Moxie’s story of rescue, adoption, and how she has adapted to her life as an amputee (you can read earlier stories about Moxie by looking in our News Archives.) Attendees also discussed and shared their experiences, challenges, and successes as amputees in the community. Everyone was surprised to learn about how similar dog prostheses and human prostheses are, as well as the various adaptations used to overcome obstacles in daily life. As Moxie flaunted her newest tie-dyed prosthesis, she modeled for photos and received lots of love and treats from the members of the group.

Thanks to Naomi Miller, PT, for inviting Moxie to attend this social and informational support group. The University of Maryland Amputee Support Group is held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8:30PM at UMROI: 2200 Kernan Drive, Baltimore, MD 21207.