Inspiration & Hope

Inspiration & Hope

Matthews First Year with Fibular Hemimelia

Matthews Second Year with Fibular Hemimelia

Matthews Third Year with Fibular Hemimelia

Matthews Fourth Year with Fibular Hemimelia

Tune Up! πŸ”§πŸ”§

Tune Up! πŸ”§πŸ”§

Robot Leg Tune Up Matthew needed a few adjustments to his "robot Leg." As he always refers to his prosthetic leg. So here we go… another trip to see his doctor, Dave with Rotter Prosthetics added height to Matthew's robot leg and now his hips are even....

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Ronan Tynan

Ronan Tynan

Listening to Ronan Tynan's beautiful voice during George H. W. Bush funeral mass. I'm remembering when this incredible (double amputee) took the time to help me through my personal recovery of making a life changing choice for matthewlegstrong.com Ronan took the time...

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Taking a Leap of Faith  πŸ’–  πŸ’–

Taking a Leap of Faith πŸ’– πŸ’–

Taking a Leap of Faith On October 25, 2018, Matthew went home happy with a new marvel leg. Unfortunately, the following day was a different story, he would not wear the leg. It was a bad day in the Kruchten household. Matthew went back to wearing his old...

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Matthew’s Newest Prosthetic!

Matthew’s Newest Prosthetic!

We had a super fun day with Matt-the-man Kruchten and mom Trish Kruchten. Matt spent most of the day showing us how much faster he is than everyone on his custom formula foot. Matthew's newest leg is from prosthetist David Rotter who is located in Joliet...

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Matthew’s 4th Year!

Matthew’s 4th Year!

Reflecting on what I have learned this year… I had no idea how good I had it until I tried a different leg system! Since 2014 Matthew has been using the pea light prosthetic leg systems with suspense sleeves and socks. I have been wanting to switch over to...

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Aimee Mullins Changing my Legs & Mindset

Aimee Mullins Changing my Legs & Mindset

Aimee Mullins, paralympic sprinter talks about her record-setting career as a runner, and about the amazing carbon-fiber prosthetic legs (then a prototype) that helped her cross the finish line.

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Melissa Stockwell

Melissa Stockwell

When I woke up in the Baghdad ER on April 13, 2004, the furthest thing from my mind was being a Paralympian. At the time, I didn't even know what that word meant. After 24 years of having both my legs, I was suddenly missing one, taken from me by a roadside bomb on...

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Aimee Mullins 12 Pairs of Legs

Aimee Mullins 12 Pairs of Legs

The fastest female sprinter in the world has no legs from the knee down. Let that sink in for a minute. Aimee Mullins was born without fibular bones, and had both of her legs amputated below the knee when she was an infant. She learned to walk on prosthetics, then to...

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Aimee Mullins

Aimee Mullins

Aimee Mullins (born 1976 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is an American athlete, actress, and fashion model best known for being a groundbreaker in a number of fields. She set 3 World Records in track and field as the first person in the world to run on sprinting...

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Amy Purdy

Amy Purdy

Amy Purdy has lived an incredible life. She grew up with the love of Nature, health wellness and travel. She was also a passionate snowboarder. At 19, her life took a detour. After experiencing flu-like symptoms, Amy was rushed to the hospital in a state of septic...

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