Kim Acheson experienced his first amputation in 2018, and the second a year later. After rehab and learning to walk again, he started training for a 5k race. Soon he was walking 20 miles a day and lost over 100 pounds.
Needing new prosthetic devices that would help him reach his hiking goal, Acheson worked with prosthetists Joe Mahon, inventor of the Click Medical RevoFit, and Leah Bowman, CPO, Hanger Clinic, Eau Claire, Wisconsin. They combined RevoFit Kits for targeted compression and expansion of Acheson’s sockets and RevoLock Lanyard Kits for a secure suspension system. They knew the volume of Acheson’s residual limbs would fluctuate daily over the course of his hike and anticipated he would lose more weight.
In April 2022, Kim begin his adventure in San Diego, the southern terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail. However, the trail did not take him on the journey he expected.
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