Losing my Legs
In 2007 I was involved in an accident that would forever change my life. While out with a group of friends in the downtown district of Denver, I encountered a beverage that was laced with an unknown substance experiencing a rapid onset of intoxication. In a daze attempting to gather my composure, I stepped out of the bar and wandered off into the darkness of the night.
Creepy Cool Curiosity As an amputee I find myself being a magnet for curious questions. I often have people ask me how I lost my legs or what happened to them. I was recently sitting on a bench in a park when I sparked the attention of a 10-year-old boy. From a distance I could sense the boy’s curiosity and he approached me with amazement. I noticed that his mother felt uncertain as to how I… Read More
Disability or Opportunity by Lou Figueroa Many people see my disability as a disadvantage. As a survivor, it is my role to transform what seemed impossible into the possible. Several years ago I lost both legs in a train accident. Some would say I have a disability but I don’t feel it. I golf, travel, cycle, climb, hike, dance and everything else that catches my interests, in addition to my speaking and… Read More