Death Cheater™ Day - Date of joining the disabled community
Steven's Next Goal: Keep riding
"Two tears in a bucket. Fuck it"
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Steven's Amplife® Story
I was traveling to my cousin's place on my motorcycle in Santa Clara by way of the Altamonte for a New Year's Eve Party. I was in the slow lane and a car lost control in the fast and spun out, she clipped the guy in lane 3 so he stopped. I was in lane 4 and started to brake but the Altamonte was still jacked up during this time so I started to bounce a lot. She ended up off the freeway so I went to shoot the gap, more than a cars width, but she proceeded back into the lane and I knew I was going in the air.
My bike had forward controls so my right foot went in between her rear tire and the rear wheel well ripping my foot off and tossing me in the air. I tucked and rolled when I hit the ground and she came running over saying she doesn't know what happen she lost control. Thought my leg was at least broken and she confirmed when she said, "Is that his bone sticking out?" I didn't look cause I knew I would go into shock.
The ambulance was there quick, time seemed to slow down for me, and at 9pm the EMT said second tourniquet. I asked what was going on and they just looked at each other. I said, "What the fuck is going on?" and he finally said you're gonna get your leg amputated. I said, "Fuck it. let's go." I remained conscious till I got to the hospital and the Doc asked if I wanted anything before I knocked out. I said, "Take a picture of my foot" but I don't know if they ever did.
I woke up at about 5am without part of my right leg. My family searched but never found me till I called and told them where I was and what happened. The first thing my cousin said was I didn't have a leg to stand on, cause we were always making jokes about everything him and I.
I didn't let that or the PTSD stop me from riding and bought another bike when I got the insurance. I average over 1,800 miles a month cause I hate being in a cage (car). I got in an accident in a car a year after amputation so I hate being in a car where I don't have as much control. I will ride till I die and if I die on my bike my family knows I died doing what I love.
Abdul has been an inspiration since I was in rehab and I am honored to wear his gear and put the Amplife logo & Severed Society on my helmet.
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How do you give back to the community?
I try to help other bikers that have had amputations get back on the bike if they want to.
Song that gets you hyped?
Anything Black Lodge Singers.
Buying that 1st bike after amputation. '01 Road King Classic.
Favorite way to be active?
Ride my Harley and explore the destination.
I love to cook.
What do you love about Amplife®?
I love the vision for the company and the variety of slogans & brands within the main brand of Amplife.