Last summer, Ruth found herself in need. She had a melanoma removed from above her ankle. After eight unsuccessful procedures the doctor told her he’d done all that he could do, leaving her with a gaping wound. Soon afterwards, she was told, “You’re probably going to lose your foot from the knee down, possibly from the hip.” Despite the bad news she went out to celebrate her 92nd birthday that night and had a great evening with friends. Ruth was referred to a wonderful plastic surgeon, Dr. Rita Sadowski…
Fortunately, Dr. Sadowski said, “I think we can help you”. Ruth described her as lovely and wearing red shoes with 4 inch heels. All Ruth could think of was — “I’d like to wear those shoes.”
Ruth’s wound is healing now; she can bend her ankle and was proudly wearing black velvet shoes (the first time in over 6 months).
— Ruth C. – management of ankle wound