Steve Guess, Right-Above-Knee-Amputee since 1969, has a few things figured out.
Steve Guess is spreading mulch, trimming shrubs, mowing his lawn and preparing new flower beds, things that many amputees would consider challenges. For Steve, working in the yard is one of the many things that he considers part of his normal life. Unless he is wearing shorts most people wouldn’t know he is missing his right leg. His determination to live a normal life has driven him to figure out ways to do the things some people thought he might not be able to do. Steve Guess is an example of someone who doesn’t let his disability stand in the way of doing the things he loves to do most. He even managed to get the automatic restriction taken off of his driver’s license, despite the general assumption that an above-knee amputee cannot drive a stick shift. Steve, a Veteran of the Vietnam War, is also an advocate for the limb loss and limb difference community. He wrote Congresswoman Renee Ellmers requesting her support of the Injured and Amputee Veterans Bill of Rights, a bill she ultimately introduced in the House of Representatives and has since gained numerous co-sponsors. Read Steve’s blog post at beaconpo.com