Prosthetist and Client Began Working Together Two Decades Ago
David Jolly, CP(E), was well into his prosthetics career at Monroe BioTechnology’s Appleton, Wisconsin, clinic when six-year-old Megan (Voissem) Patel lost her right leg below the knee after she became trapped on a train trestle over the Fox River. The accident happened April 20, 1993. That day, Patel had joined her grandfather and nine-year-old twin brothers on a walk to the river to watch the flowing water from the snowmelt. They were on the tracks over the river when a train came, says Patel, who remembers trying to run back toward land, but her right leg became wedged in the trestle.