Kevin CarrollWinter’s story of survival and the amazing work that has been done by Dan Strzempka and Kevin Carroll from Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics has not only inspired millions around the world, but it has also improved the health and lifestyle of those who wear them.

On Wednesday, Carroll, vice president of prosthetics for Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics, was at the company’s Augusta location to meet amputees and talk about the latest in prosthetics technologies.

“Life is not over when they lose their leg,” Carroll said. “It’s just the beginning and they’re ready to take on the world.”

“There are great things happening,” he said.

That progress includes a new gel sleeve Carroll created while developing a prosthetic for Winter, a bottlenose dolphin that got caught in a crab trap line off Cape Canaveral, Fla., in 2005 .

via Gel developed for dolphin helps human amputees | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

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