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Boston marathon and bombing survivor recounts the event and how his life has been shaped since
Austin, TX, April 14, 2020 – On Wednesday, April 15, 9:00 am CDT, Ottobock Healthcare will go live on Instagram with special guest, Jeff Bauman. After surviving the Boston bombing on April 15, 2013, Bauman co-authored STRONGER, his personal memoir that later inspired the 2017 film adaptation starring Jake Gyllenhaal. His story of perseverance in the face of physical and mental healing after the loss of both of his legs in the bombing is both compelling and heartbreaking.
Since the attack, Jeff received two prosthetic legs manufactured by Ottobock which have given Jeff his ability to walk again. Jeff recounts his healing process and while he was focused on his physical rehabilitation in the beginning, he’s also committed to his emotional healing.
“It’s still hard every day. That’ll be an ongoing process, I think, for the rest of my life” says Bauman. The memories of the attack are starting to be replaced with happier memories with his daughter.
In honor of Limb Loss Awareness Month, Ottobock Healthcare is sharing stories of resilience from the amputee community. You can view the Instagram Live event on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 on Ottobock’s Instagram where Manager of Consumer Engagement, Aaron Holm interviews Jeff. Together, they will reflect on the attack and all that has transpired since.
“Jeff’s resilience is impressive and inspiring. I am honored to bring this story to you and give the opportunity for many to learn about his progress and what motivates him to move forward” says Holm.
If you are unable to attend the live event, you can find a recording post-event on Ottobock’s YouTube channel.
Ottobock develops “wearable human bionics” – medical technology products for people with limited mobility in the fields of Prosthetics, Orthotics and Human Mobility (wheelchairs). The company, founded in 1919, also treats patients in its Patient Care division. Ottobock's mission: Enhancing the quality of life and health economic benefits of those they serve. In 2018, Ottobock began using their biomechanical expertise for industrial applications as well with the introduction of the Paexo exoskeleton. Subsidiaries in 59 countries offer “Made in Germany” quality worldwide and employ more than 7,000 people. The international activities of the company are coordinated from the head office in Duderstadt, Germany. The company opened its doors in the U.S. in 1958 and in Canada in 1978. Ottobock has been supporting the Paralympic Games with technical expertise since 1988.