Jim Ewing Returns to the Cayman Islands
In this dramatic video, Jim Ewing, the first patient to benefit from a revolutionary Stepping Strong-funded amputation procedure for which he is named, returns to the site of his rock climbing accident to climb once again. Now, when Jim moves his phantom limb, the re-connected muscles move in dynamic pairs and he experiences natural sensations of ankle-foot positions and movements.
2017 Patients of Courage | Gillian Reny
Congratulations to Stepping Strong Ambassador Gillian Reny for being named a 2017 recipient of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Patient of Courage award. The Patient of Courage program honors reconstructive plastic surgery patients whose charitable actions influence the lives around them.
Army Veteran Benefits from Amputation Surgery
Brandon Korona, 26, Army veteran and Massachusetts native, underwent an experimental, surgical procedure to amputate his lower left leg at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital. This is the second time that this experimental Stepping Strong-funded procedure, called the Ewing Amputation, has been performed.
Dr. Matt Carty Performs Revolutionary Surgical Procedure
Stepping Strong patient Jim Ewing, 52, underwent the first-of-its-kind surgical procedure to amputate his lower left leg at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital. If successful, the revolutionary surgery will enable him to perform complex actions and feel sensation by allowing his brain to interact with a robotic prosthetic.
The Essence of Stepping Strong
This portrait of Boston Marathon survivor Gillian Reny’s journey inspires us to turn tragedy into hope.
2017 Marathon Team
122 Stepping Strong runners ran the Boston Marathon on April 17, raising more than $1.2 million.
Hope for Amputees
Stepping Strong Innovator Matt Carty, MD, shares details about his groundbreaking surgical procedure.
2016 Innovator Awards
Michael Weaver, MD, won the award for his project, 21st Century Tools to Measure Bone Healing.
2015 Innovator Awards
Bo Pomahac, MD, won the award for his project, A Portable Device for Rescuing Limbs.
2014 Innovator Awards
Matthew Carty, MD, won the award for his project, Recovering Limb Function: A New Surgical Approach.
2014 Crossing the Finish Line
Arms linked, the first Stepping Strong Marathon Team completed their 26.2 mile journey.
Stepping Strong Launch
Inspired by Gillian Reny, Stepping Strong aims to turn tragedy into hope for trauma patients.