Jason Schroeder is praising a new prosthetic leg with a motorized, flexing ankle that distinguishes it from others that he has used.
“I have quite the collection,” explains the 45-year-old Schroeder, of Colona, Illinois. “One for every occasion. Water skiing, snow skiing, running."
Schroeder had to make the amputation decision in 2005 after a rail car crushed his left foot.
“So we went in,” he said, “decided to amputate the leg, about nine inches below the knee.”