Jamie Warner’s Story
I became a left leg below knee amputee in November 2003 as the combination of a motorcycle accident and infection. We worked for 6 weeks to save my leg but due to mrsa I ended up very sick in hospital and no choice but to lose my leg.
I am married and have 3 young daughters, we are always at the park and love to go camping as a family. we are always out and about having fun together and having a limb that is comfortable and allows me to do the things all these activities with my family.
My work life is very busy, and it can sometimes be quite hard, I work with people going through rehab after surgery. It is very important that I have a leg that provides me with freedom of movement and a leg I can trust.
I first made contact with Össur Australia in 2012. When my prosthetist built a leg that had the Vari-Flex. I used that foot until 2015, after another surgery on my stump a new leg was built using the Vari-Flex XC.
I was lucky enough to attend the very first Össur Mobility Clinic in Australia that was held in Brisbane in 2015. We were extremely lucky to have Professor Robert ‘bob’ Gailey host the Mobility Clinic. If you don’t who bob is, Google him. He is one of the most experienced amputee people in the world. During Bob’s training, I was lucky enough to help bob demonstrate his techniques, it was a great privilege to help Bob out.
The second Mobility Clinic was in Sydney in 2016. This was the first time I had my Össur Flex-Run and was lucky enough to work with Brett ‘Jonesy’ Jones to start me on my running training. At this event, it was great to meet people like Don Elgin, Liam Malone, Joany Badenhorst and even Adam Hills!
My third Mobility Clinic was held 2017 in Melbourne. Knowing the benefits of attending the clinic there was no way I was missing out on one. It was great to catch up with the Össur family again and meet some new amputees.