Because of my orthopaedic care, I can follow my dreams and help others achieve theirs.
After tearing my ACL and going through the surgery, I decided that other athletes shouldn’t have to deal with the same pain I felt while going through the injury. By creating Friends in Kneed I was able to offer support and advice to other athletes going through their sports related injuries. Athletes can post their stories and read about successes so that they don’t feel like they are the only ones dealing with that injury. It creates a support network for these injured athletes and offers information about ACL injuries as well as questions you should ask your coach, doctor, etc. at the start of the injury. My orthopedic surgeon, Dr. James Montegomery at Texas Institute for Surgery, inspired me to help others and gave me the strength to persevere through my own injury. He was more than just my surgeon, he counseled me and supported me through this past year. Because of Friends in Kneed and my doctors, I am able to follow my dreams as a soccer player and give support to other athletes dealing with their injury. Visit www.friendsinkneed.com to check out the site.
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