DAILY LIVING & MOBILITY

Still Standing As A Double Amputee

Amputee

Daniela CarbonEla

Learning to walk after becoming a double amputee

My name is Daniela and 5 years ago I thought my life was over. During the first 30 years of my life I was healthy and confident. From one day to the other I found myself in the hospital, completely weak, insecure and scared. I had to stay at the hospital for 1 year and I paid a high price to survive. Both of my legs had to be amputated below the knee, because of sepsis. Looking back I know it was the right decision, but I struggled and it was painful to learn to walk with 2 prosthetic legs. But I'm thankful for all the things I'm able to do with my disability. What helped me to overcome all the obstacles. I have a strong will to live my life to the fullest, even without feet.     

Empowering the amputee community in Germany

On the other side my family and friends and to see the inspiring stories of other amputees on social media, helped me a lot to stay motivated. It makes life easier if you know someone with similar experiences, you can share your amputation story with. Because of all the support that I received during my darkest days, I decided to start a blog on my own, so that I can support others who are struggling with an amputation. My vision is, that the amputee community in Germany gets more powerful, like in the U.S. so that we are able to widen our network and have the chance to learn from each other. The opportunity to share my story on yoocan is another important step to create more visibility for the community and I'm proud to be part of it!

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