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Andrew May

Left Below Knee Amputee
Mountain Biker / Runner / O&P Professional
Dublin CA, United States

December 16th, 2000

Death Cheater™ Day - Date of joining the disabled community

Andrew's Next Goal: Tackle a black diamond mountain bike trail called "Back 9"

"Always look forward, never backwards"

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Andrew's Amplife® Story

On December 16th, 2000, I lost my left leg below the knee in a motorcycle accident. Luckily, I was already an avid bicycle rider and runner with a small grassroots sponsorship with Fox Racing at the time and they called Willowwood who is a manufacturer in prosthetics telling them my story. Got a call from them on my morphine drip bed saying that they wanted me and my wife to come out to Ohio to get a leg and try out an amazing foot at the time called the Pathfinder which used a Fox Shock. Got fitted and many sockets later got back on the bike again and started racing. I got back on a stationary bike 3 weeks post op and an actual bike race 10 months later. I have not looked back since.

Now looking back, I have raced in hundreds of cycling events and running events also. I got into Triathlon racing and competed in countless Xterra Off Road Triathlons and competed in the Escape From Alcatraz 3 times. I officially retired from racing in 2016 but I still compete locally and participate in mountain biking and trail running. I also work in the O&P Industry for Fillauer who is a manufacturer of prosthetic feet and upper arm systems.

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How do you give back to the community?

I work in the O&P Industry for Fillauer so I get to talk to patients and O&P facilities on a daily basis. I help them navigate products that are currently available to find what might be best for them.

Song that gets you hyped?

"More Human than Human" - White Zombie.

Proudest moment?

Finishing 3rd place at the Downieville Classic Mountain Bike Race (29er division) under age category only. I was able to make the podium with normal two legged racers. It was a huge moment for me personally and mentally. I am not one to display medals or awards but this medal is the only one I have out to see everyday to remind myself of what is possible.

Favorite way to be active?

Mountain bike.

Guilty pleasure?

Ice cream and IPA.

What do you love about Amplife®?

How Amplife puts out a positive image of being disabled. I am a huge advocate of amputee and disabled rights and the brand just suits me.