Hello, I am a family member of someone who recently had an amputation. My brother had his left leg amputated below the knee on 1-6-2012 due to complications from diabetes. He has become such an inspiration to me because he didn't let it slow him down, and he has never felt sorry for himself. He just keeps trying until he gets it right. It's hard sometimes to stand back and let him do things for himself, but I came to realize that if I did everything for him, he would never get up and do for himself. That has been the hardest thing about this whole situation, but hopefully, he will be getting his prosthetic next Thursday. I can't wait to see him walk again.