Local PT helps amputees in Haiti
He started working with amputees in washington dc, american soldiers returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Now practicing in Ocala, a physical therapist took what he learned from our soldiers... to Haiti.
Working with soldiers returning home from war, physical therapist Joshua Davis says, prepared him for a different war zone.
This month, Davis joined the University of Miami's "Project Medishare," on a six-day medical mission trip to Haiti, where he saw up to 30 children a day.
Children like Whitney, a 15-year-old girl who lost her left foot, and half her right leg in the earthquake.
"We'd joke around as much as we could, despite the language barrier, and working with translators; by the end of the second day, she was up and in a wheelchair, going outside with me," said Davis.
Davis says for amputees like Whitney, the road to recovery will be long, but with hope, and courage; possible.
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