My name is Lee Baker and I spent 20 years working as a carpenter until I found out that I had a soft tissue Sarcoma. My doctors, family, and I spent five years fighting to keep my leg, and then finally we had no choice but to amputate it, doctors had never really seen somebody with a hip disarticulation succeed with a prosthetic leg.
The first physical therapist that came to my house was not positive, so we did some research and we found Lawall prosthetics and prosthetist in Wayne, New Jersey. The practitioner at Lawall was very positive, and that is what we needed. It wasn’t easy, it took a lot of time and effort, and the hardest thing for me was mental. I had to walk faster to keep up and even went into outpatient rehab. I wanted to be able to pull weeds in my backyard, as funny as it sounds, it’s a very simple thing, but it took months, and then finally there was hope even now I keep trying to do more and more. If I don’t try, I can’t find out, a lot of it is mental. You must be determined that you’re going to not let it stop you.
I’m grateful that we found Lawall. They’ve been there when we’ve needed them, and they were always very positive even afterward they set things up to help people with amputations, and because of that, I can walk better than any of the surgeons ever expected I would wholeheartedly recommend you go to Lawall.