Billy W.

Billy goes Down Under for an innovative Surgery!

June 15, 2018

Billy shared his Australian adventure with us!

Katy, the kiddos & I came to Australia for a groundbreaking leg surgery. I have never had a good fit with a traditional socket that operates off of suction and requires a stump leg that is in fairly good condition but after almost 2 dozen sockets, I decided to search the internet to see if there are any other options out there. After almost a year of looking I found a procedure new procedure “osseointegration.” The procedure requires a titanium rod to be inserted into my left femur, and a couple inches of the rod sticks out of my skin where a "quick connect” fitting is placed. Then the prosthetic knee snaps into place on it, no more chaffing lotion, no more multiple liners, just a simple “click” and the prosthetic is on! 

Everything sounded so great, except for the high cost for the procedure and the travel expenses associated with traveling out of the country but after speaking with other patients who had undergone osseointegration, I was sold!  Every patient I talked to all had the same thing to say, “it was life changing” and “this is the closest to having a real leg” and “no more back & hip pain!”. 

I just wanted to tell you guys (and the Chive Nation), thank you for everything you guys have done for me and my family. 

You can follow Billy’s progress and fundraising effort on Facebook at the“Build Hope for Wynne Family” page.