Angie Fowler, 42, Limb Different/Prosthetic
How would you explain being limb different and having a prosthetic?
When kids come to ask me about my amputation, I tell them that my leg got very sick and they had to take it off my body so I wouldn’t be sick anymore. I got a really cool robot leg to replace it.
What would you want the world to know about being limb different and having a prosthetic?
I would want the world to know that people think you just get your prosthetic and get back to a normal life. It’s extremely challenging and a prosthetic helps but there are times when you can’t wear your prosthetic and it makes mobility challenging.
What does it feel like to live with a limb difference and having a prosthetic?
At the beginning it was very hard, I thought I would never be able to return to an active lifestyle. I’m more active now than I was before my amputation. Every day is a challenge.
What brings you joy?
My husband and my children bring me the most joy, they kept me going and are my drive to overcome this situation.