Amputee.ie, a founder member of the IC2A – The International Confederation of Amputee Association – were invited to join the WHO Standards Development Group on Prosthetic and Orthotic Services Provision and attended the first SDG Meeting 9-12 November in Bangkok.
The troops split in two, and were walking through a compound with a mine detection K-9 and officer, who crossed over an improvised explosive device (IED) before Klein unknowingly stepped on it with his left foot and it detonated.
A medivac was called and an emergency plan that Klein had helped craft weeks earlier saw him taken from the point of his injury to a helicopter, and transported to the Kandahar Regional Military Hospital inside the so-called “golden hour.” The golden hour refers to the time period lasting for one hour or less following a traumatic injury in which there is the highest likelihood that prompt medical treatment will prevent death.
Born in Arkansas, the 35-year-old always found a calming presence in nature, but when he was severely injured during a 2012 deployment to Afghanistan, he wasn’t sure he’d ever find that calm again.
In October 2012, Klein was a company commander in his seventh month of a nine-month deployment and out on patrol with one of his platoons.
For the nine days following the explosion, Klein would remain unconscious, and unable to reach Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, due to his unstable medical status and Hurricane Sandy battering the East Coast.
The first memory he can recall is waking up the day President Obama was elected to his second term.
"I had a really hard time finding something wrong from the inside out. She stays focused on bringing out who she is no matter what she looks like on the outside. I make a difference." Another practice she began after breaking her back kick boxing was to imagine a tea candle inside herself right below belly button.
I'm a nice person." On the "bad" side she wrote...well, nothing. Writing became a powerful tool for self reflection." Today Myers keeps the essence of what's on her list in mind.
‘Not many people prepare to come home in pieces’ At Walter Reed, surgeons like Army Lt. Benjamin “Kyle” Potter, deputy chief of orthopedic surgery, were waiting to begin their work on Klein and other limb causality patients.
“I think because of the unique nature of blast wounds, even though we’ve written book chapters and papers and textbooks, it’s not something that you can sort of read about and understand and know how to manage until you’ve done it a lot,” Potter, who has operated on Klein multiple times, told Fox
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