23rd annual Tom Gearhart Memorial Challenge Golf Outing

July 26th 2018

Yanke Bionics was very fortunate to participate in the 23rd annual Tom Gearhart Memorial Challenge Golf Outing on July 7th, 2018!

We had an opportunity to golf with some of our favorite patients!  Good thing our prosthetic legs are made for uneven terrain because some of our golf shots landed in…

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Patient Luis Rodriquez is Accepting No Limitations!

May 24th 2018

Master Sgt. Luis Rodriguez was a medic for the Army's 101st Airborne Division when he lost his leg to an IED attack in 2003. After almost 15 years, he is still going strong. The photo was taken in Moab Utah.  Luis hiked 1.5 miles on rugged terrain to get to this…

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So, what is it that we amputees really want?

May 23rd 2018

Written by Yanke Bionics Patient Michael Procop

In 2011, at the age of 61, I developed Charcots disease. This is a disease where the bones in the foot crumble. Between 2011 and 2014, I underwent four-foot surgeries. One was a reconstruction of the bones in my foot. Pins, plates, and…

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#JerseysandJeans for Amputee Coalition

February 2nd 2018

The staff helped raise money for the Amputee Coalition in a fun way. Each staff member was able to wear jeans and a jersey of their favorite football team for a donation that went to the Amputee Coalition. The Amputee Coalition's mission is to reach out to and empower people affected by limb…

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Ossur Running and Mobility Clinic

June 3rd 2017

Yanke Bionics recently took part in the Ossur Running and Mobility Clinic, presented by the Challenged Athletes Foundation. The clinic focused on being inspired, motivated and learning practical ways to move better, easier and quicker with your prosthetic, in a supportive and encouraging environment.
• Improve your speed and balance…

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Life Goes On Amputee Support Group

May 31st 2017

Come join us and participate in our open support group for all post & present amputees to share resources; life experiences, events, education and to create new relationships with other amputees, their friends & families in our community.

Guest speaker every other meeting
Where: Summa Rehab Hospital
29 N. Adam…

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Mercy Amputee Coalition

May 19th 2017

The Mercy Amputee Support Group meets at 3:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month in the Mercy Cancer Center Library to provide a safe place for amputees and their family member to connect with others who have experienced limb loss. This amputee support group began in 2014. It…

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Sgt. Luis Rodriguez On NPR

March 21st 2006

Master Sgt. Luis Rodriguez, born and raised in Puerto Rico, became an Army medic and recently lost his leg in a roadside bomb attack in Mosul, Iraq. Eric Weiner speaks to Sgt. Rodriguez about his views on the war, and his own personal struggle to recover from his wounds.


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YBI on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

September 25th 2005

In the two-hour season premiere, the design team built a new home for the family of an injured Iraq war veteran -- and helped him to stand once again.

Master Sgt. Luis Rodriguez, an Army medic, was injured when his Humvee was hit by a roadside bomb near Mosul, Iraq,…

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