Patient Story: Maria Benham

On October 12th, 2008, Maria Benham was enjoying a beautiful day riding her motorcycle, when she was involved in a hit and run accident. A truck pulling a full size trailer coming around a corner crossed over the yellow line, hitting her head on. The impact caused extreme damage including severing her femoral artery, which resulted in an above knee amputation.

Maria is an extremely active person. Prior to her accident she was the Director of Corporate Services for a technology company, where she traveled all around the world. She’s an active participant in Judo, motorcycle riding, snow mobiling, biking, swimming, jet skiing, zip lining, and volunteers for various charities. You can find her on many Saturday mornings at yard sales around town.  She has continued her activities, despite her amputation.

Maria chooses Kentucky Prosthetics & Orthotics, because she says the strong professional service with a strong focus on a personal family like atmosphere cannot be surpassed. In her own words: “The staff at Kentucky Prosthetics has been my mentors, psychologist, advisors, and friends during the various stages of my traumatic amputation. It is almost impossible to find a “gatekeeper” (someone who can help handle a variety of issues) when a tragedy like this hits a family and on several occasions they have been there to help direct my family when we so desperately needed it. They are also extremely innovative, up on all the latest techniques and equipment and are always striving for the best outcome.”

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