Reggie Reed

Find Reggie Reed’s display at The Highmark Caring Place, 620 Stanwix Street.

“There is a way that I still can help people. And that’s going to support groups and letting them know that there’s more to life, even though you lose a limb.”

At this time last year, I was living in New Jersey. I lost my left leg below the knee and I had given up hope to live. So my family came to New Jersey and brought me back to Pittsburgh. I’ve been going forward ever since then. I’m walking, I have a prosthetic leg, I have my own apartment now, and I’m really getting along good.

I was at death’s door. I was in the hospital and wasn’t eating. I was hoping that I would go to sleep and just wouldn’t wake up. I worked in medicine for thirty years and that was such a drastic thing for me not to be able to work and help people. But there is a way that I still can help people. And that’s going to support groups and letting them know that there’s more to life, even though you lose a limb.

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