Foot amputations are not something people often celebrate. Yet after being told that the only way he could continue to pursue his passion for extreme sports was to sever all ties with his left foot, Joseph Pleban decided to take the news in stride and have a few last adventures with it before its inevitable end. It culminated in the creation of 'The Last Adventures of Joe's Left Foot.'
Before his foot amputation, made necessary because of a rare bone and joint disease causing recurring benign tumours in his ankle, the Virginia native went snowboarding, skydiving and even got a tattoo to ensure the foot amputation went off without a hitch. The power of humor is beautifully captured in this series of images and more.
'The Last Adventure's of Joe's Left Foot' is a Cheerful Documentation
1. Celebrating Amputations - Pursuing unconventional ways of celebrating amputations with humor and positivity can become a trend that receives widespread attention and acceptance.
2. Adventure Sports for Amputees - Developing innovative solutions or technologies to enable amputees to take part in adventure sports can revolutionize the sports industry and enhance inclusivity.
3. Documenting Amputation Farewells - Creating personal stories or documentaries about amputation farewells can become a popular trend and offer a platform for personal journeys and struggles to be shared.
1. Healthcare - Healthcare providers can explore innovative solutions to treat bone and joint diseases leading to amputations and provide better patient care.
2. Sports - Developing new technologies and equipment for amputees to participate in adventure sports or creating a new genre of adaptive sports could create opportunities for revenue growth.
3. Entertainment - Creating documentaries or video series about personal journeys and struggles with amputations can become a new entertainment trend and attract a wider audience.