With prosthesis leg in tow, Pete Richert displays the balance he?s developed during his physical therapy sessions at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. Click image to enlarge.
Pete Richert isn't letting an amputated leg keep him from running after his dreams
Pete Richert may have lost a leg, but he hasn?t lost heart.
The Hillsboro native, whose left leg was amputated above the knee after a roadside-bomb incident Feb. 22 while serving in Iraq with fellow National Guards??men, continues his rehabilitation at Fort Sam Houston near San Antonio, Texas.
The former standout distance runner at Hillsboro High School and Tabor College is not only accepting the prospect of a future with a prosthetic leg, he?s making plans to return to running.