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Free clinic brings hope to Tucson amputees

Posted at 5:07 PM, Nov 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-04 19:07:43-05

This Saturday, Encompass Health, Hanger Clinic, and the Tucson Medical Center held a free clinic designed to help amputees regain their movement again.

For some, it was the victory of getting up and out of their wheelchairs. For others, it was running for the first time in more than eight years. 

"It's opening a whole new chapter in my life. I think I can go back to sports again. I've applied for a grant for a leg and lets hope. And I just want to keep inspiring and helping other people," said April Duboce, an attending amputee.

"That's my main goal. That's been my goal since i've been amputated. Just don't let it get me down... Just keep going, going, going. And hopefully, that spark passes on to other people. Not just amputees but people in life."

Saturday's running and mobility clinics gave nearly a dozen amputees from all ages the chance to learn new skills and come together as a community.