Sabino Lopez starts his workday at 8 a.m. every morning transporting medicine and people all day until 6 p.m. He serves as a driver for a health care clinic, but like everything else in his life, he does it all with only one leg.
Doctors diagnosed Lopez with Gangrene – a disease that arises when a large amount of body tissue dies — and it moved fast through his body, resulting in the amputation of his leg. A few years back, he received a P.E.T. or a Personal Energy Transportation device. If you ask him, he’ll tell you he believes it has given him his life back.
“I work without any difficulty and my bosses say it’s amazing that I’ve continued working like a normal person,” Lopez said.
After he received his amputation, he started to think that his family might reject him. Lopez has had his P.E.T. for a year, but went without mobility for a month and a half.
When asked how he would manage without his P.E.T. his answer was simple: “The day I don’t have my P.E.T. anymore…I want to die.”
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