Navigation Links
Atlanta 'Ironman' Scott Rigsby Receives Award for Inspiration, Courage
Date:10/25/2007

BALTIMORE, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Losing a limb at age 18 would devastate even the most steadfast person. Despite horrific obstacles like this, some plastic surgery patients are able turn their challenges into opportunities to inspire and help others in need. Scott Rigsby and three other such reconstructive plastic surgery heroes will be honored with the Patients of Courage: Triumph Over Adversity award at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Plastic Surgery 2007 conference on Saturday, October 27. The ASPS recognizes Rigsby as an inspirational role model for other reconstructive plastic surgery patients.

"I can't thank my surgeons enough for supporting me every step of the way, and it is an honor to be considered an inspiration to others," said Rigsby. "Now, I try to live my life by a simple motto: Do what you can, do the best you can, and don't ever quit."

Rigsby, now age 39, was thrown from the back of a pickup truck and dragged over 300 feet under a flat bed trailer. Only 18 years old, he suffered severe damage to both legs and his right leg was amputated that day. He underwent 26 reconstructive plastic surgery procedures on his left leg over the next 12 years. Physically and mentally exhausted, Rigsby elected to have his left leg amputated and never looked back. He is the first below-the-knee double amputee to complete a full marathon, an Olympic triathlon and a half Ironman on prostheses. October 13, Scott set another world record by completing the Hawaiian Ironman competition. He started the Scott Rigsby Foundation, which is dedicated to supporting physically challenged athletes and their athletic pursuits.

"Scott is truly a patient of courage because he didn't let a bad event affect his life negatively. These award winners are inspiring to me because their stories show how our work has an impact not only on our patients' lives, but on the many lives our patients touch, as well," said ASPS Member Surgeon Farzad Nahai, MD, of Atlanta.

The Patients of Courage: Triumph Over Adversity program is supported by Ethicon Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company. The program exemplifies achievements of reconstructive plastic surgery patients.

Visit http://www.plasticsurgery.org, for referrals to ASPS Member Surgeons and to learn more about reconstructive plastic surgery.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is the largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons in the world. With more than 6,000 members, the Society is recognized as a leading authority and information source on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. ASPS comprises 90 percent of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States. Founded in 1931, the Society represents physicians certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery or The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.


'/>"/>
SOURCE The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Scottish Children Have Worst Dental Health In Europe
2. Scottish Health Minister Launches Organ Donor Plan
3. Scottish Hospitals Have 1000 Alcohol-Related Cases Each Week
4. Lack Of Sperm Donors - Scottish IVF Clinic Closed
5. Boom In Sexually Transmitted Infections In Senior Scottish Citizens
6. Scottish Dentists Serve the Homeless
7. Scottish Children Attracted To Serious Gambling
8. Crackdown On Fraud By CFS Helps Scottish Health Service Save ?7.4
9. Dr. Scott Hammer Authors Two New Guidelines for HIV Treatment
10. Three Scottish Hospitals Fail To Meet Cleanliness Standards: NHS
11. Overseas Trained Nurses To Be Allowed To Retrain For Scottish Jobs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/5/2016)... ... December 05, 2016 , ... "FCPX Overlay Glare is a tool ... effect without heavy rendering or complicated compositing," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel ... an organic spectrum of lights that simulates the look of a glare. Just ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... ... December 06, 2016 , ... For many years, Andrew G. ... thick and thin. The beauty of the Lithuanian language and its poetry ... this poetry book, Zubinas lyrically explores all aspects of a living, breathing forest where ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Researchers at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital want to learn ... the course of three years, researchers will study concussions and changes in brain function ... with special sensors, will track the location and force of the hit. The sensors ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... , ... December 05, 2016 , ... ... a patent-pending blend of L-Citrulline and glutathione to enhance production of nitric oxide ... that studies have shown to produce NO twice as effectively and sustains NO ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... , ... December 05, 2016 , ... ... and geographic lines. The goal of Castlewood Treatment Centers has always been to ... accessible to as many people as possible. In that spirit, Castlewood has announced ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/5/2016)... Colo. , Nov. 29, 2016 Several ... hosted by Accera, Inc. at 11 a.m. ... Annual International Conference on Clinical Trials for Alzheimer,s Disease ... of metabolism in Alzheimer,s disease and therapeutic targets that ... "Following the recent failure of another therapy ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... 5, 2016 Research and Markets has ... (Instruments, Consumables), Application (Biomedical & Biochemical Research, Disease Diagnostics), End User ... to 2021" report to their offering. ... , , ... in 2021 from USD 574.8 Million in 2016, growing at a ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... PUNE, India , December 5, 2016 According to ... Product Type and by Application - Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014 ... and is expected to reach $5,255 million by 2022, growing at a CAGR ... 2015 with more than four-fifths share. Continue Reading ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: