In honor of Thanksgiving, Optimus spent the month of November celebrating our patients, staff, and the many things we have to be thankful for. Check out some of what we celebrated below!

We Celebrated and Thanked Our Patients
We gave a big congratulations to Steve on the recent delivery of his running/water leg! We think his stride looks pretty incredible for wearing steel-toed shoes in this video, and it being his first time running in 1.5 years! Way to go Steve!
Steve’s foot was directly laminated, which means no bolts on the back of his socket making his sleeve lay much more flat on the back of the socket! Great work by our clinician Rachel Schmidt!

We were so proud to see our patient Richie, a bilateral above knee amputee, be able to start walking with his knees unlocked this month. Amazing accomplishment by Richie and our clinician team!

We Thanked our Veterans and Those in Service
Optimus Patient Wounded in Service

It was while on active duty in Afghanistan in 2007 that Optimus' patient, Sergeant Joel Dulashanti was seriously wounded. He was placed into a coma because of the mass trauma he sustained. It would ultimately take months for him to heal. The...

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We gave a special, "Thank you!" to Optimus clinician Julia Fry. Julia is approaching 20 years of service in United States Air Force. As she said herself, "Service before self." Her attitude of service shines not only in her commitment to our country but also in the treatment of her patients. Thank you Julia for your service to each and everyone of us!

We Thanked and Celebrated our Lab Technicians
We Recognized 28 year Lab Technician and Fellow Amputee

Today we are showing our thanks and giving a special tribute to a ve... ry special employee! Russell Hawkes is our lab and logistics manager. If you have a prosthesis delivered by Optimus, it more than likely happened because of Russ.

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Some fo the beautiful work created by our lab technicians!

We Want to Thank YOU!
With a tough year almost behind us, finding things to be thankful for seems more life giving than ever. Whether you are a surgeon, therapist, community partner, staff member, or patient, Optimus would not exist without each and every one of you.

At Optimus we see it as a priviledge to be a part of each patient's journey towards recovery and to watch as they gain back their mobility. This year we have seen patients get back to standing, walking, running, bowling, gardening, windsurfing, grocery shopping, watching grandkids, coaching, volunteering, and the list goes on. We are so THANKFUL to be a small part of that and thankful for each member of Optimus that makes it possible.

From all of us at Optimus,