SPORTS, FITNESS & DANCE

One leg wont keep me from the top

Amputee

Jason Mollet

In march 2012, I lost my left leg below the knee in a terrible motorcycle accident that almost took my life. The next 4-1/2 years after that have been a roller coaster.

On the night of my accident, I flew on life flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where I flatlined on the OP table due to the amount of blood loss in my leg. They tried for about 2 weeks to save the leg and finally after 13 surgeries, I decided to go for the amputation not knowing what is to come from all this. It was the hardest decision I have had to make in life so far. After the hospital I stayed in an inpatient rehab place. Once out of there, I got fitted for my first prosthetic leg. That first year I set personal goals for myself to accomplish and I shattered every goal on time. I ran, rode a bicycle, did a 5k started riding motorcycles again, and climbed to highest point in Texas (guadalupe peak). After That I start college and then for some reason, I quit worrying about health and fitness and just let myself go. Over the past 4-1/2 years I went from 245lbs to 416lbs. This past July I woke up one morning and decided enough was enough and chose to take my life back and get fit. Here I am in October and I am down 73lbs and training to be a powerlifter. I am more motivated now than ever. I feel great and cant wait to see where I am in a year from now. Thank you for taking the time to read my story. I hope it inspires at least one person.

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