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Rick Myers
2022

Rick Myers

The David Chow Humanitarian 2022 Award

Rick founded Southern California Prosthetics in 2009 after a successful career in the medical device industry. Rick has successfully led teams at Flex-Foot and Ossur and was the Co-founder of Freedom Innovations. More recently, he has been called upon to testify as an expert witness or treating clinician in legal cases involving amputees. He has served on several for profit and nonprofit boards, including the Amputee Coalition of America and Providence Christian College. Rick’s passion is helping lower extremity amputees walk again without pain and to see them reach their maximum potential. He really enjoys golf (for the humorous value of his game), his border collies, and his involvement in Compass Bible Church in Aliso Viejo..For years before starting his charitable foundation, Rick does his work for free to patients who can't afford a prosthetic. Prosthetics usually cost at least $5k and can run up to twice that much, not including patients who could need more than one prosthesis should they have multiple limbs lost. He never lets a patient go away without excellent care. Rick's generous heart for those amputees who are under-served and less-privileged combined with his prosthetic expertise is unusual. His desire to provide excellent care for each person with limb loss (whether his company loses money) is what makes him exceptional. He started Walk Again Foundation in hopes that we can raise money to help more underprivileged amputees be able to walk again. In addition, insurance does not consider a sports/running prosthesis to be a medical necessity.