Marshall Harkrider, of Knoxville, Tennessee, was a passenger in an ATV that turned over on his legs causing him to lose his right leg below the knee. Marshall is an avid golfer and soccer player. This swimming prosthesis donated by The Born to Run Foundation has inspired Marshall to be more active and has given him the ability to look forward to being a regular kid without worry at the pool, river or beach.
Marshall endured nine surgeries due to the accident which led to the below the knee amputation on his right foot. Prior to his accident he was an elite soccer player and athlete. With his new swimming foot Marshall will now be able to hike, wade, fish and swim and the pool or beach without having to use crutches or a wheelchair to get in and out of the water. He was able to return to the soccer field in January 2020, just seven months after his last surgery. Marshall’s story is captivating, and the foundation was more than happy to have the opportunity to provide him with a swimming foot in April 2020.
Marshalls water prosthesis was made by Victory Prosthetics & Orthotics. This was the Foundation’s 8th donation.