Yousuf Hamdan was leaving school early on June 11, 2009 after a major exam at UT Arlington when it started raining, and he lost control of his vehicle. His injuries were severe, leaving him in a coma. The damage to Yousuf’s leg was severe and a week later he had to have the leg amputated. Through lots of determination and will power, he was walking independently by Thanksgiving.

Yousuf Hamdan was leaving school early on June 11, 2009 after a major exam at UT Arlington. He was headed to try on a tuxedo for his cousin’s wedding. It started raining and he lost control of his vehicle. He ended up teetering on a guard rail of a tall bridge pinned in his car and losing lots of blood. He was able to be removed from the car after a long period of time that felt like hours. He remained conscious through the whole process. The fire department had to cut part of the car out and send it with him to the ER because it was still attached to him.

His injuries were severe, leaving him in a coma. The damage to Yousuf’s leg was severe and a week later he had to have the leg amputated. He awoke from his coma nine days after the accident. His dad stayed in the hospital with him every night for over a month. After a long and painful recovery period, Yousuf was able to leave the hospital on August 9. That was also the day of his first appointment with Baker O&P.

Yousuf was fitted with a prosthetic leg and continued his physical therapy. He had to learn how to walk with his new leg and took his first steps on his new leg on October 9, two months after the nearly fatal accident. Through lots of determination and will power, he was walking independently by Thanksgiving.

Some people use the loss of a limb as an excuse to become less active, not Yousuf. He used his incredible story and experience to become a personal trainer for LA fitness in January of 2011. He became engaged in 2011 and married his lovely bride in November of 2012. Yousuf started a new job as a mortgage underwriter in July of 2013, but continues to be active daily in the gym.

Yousuf credits his faith and father for his positive attitude and outcome. Yousuf Hamdan is another great example of a survivor.

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