Stan’s Strength and Mobility
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“My main goal is to be active again.”
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The Story

Davenport, IA

Stanley “Stan” Ingles (64) is a loving family man. He has been married to the love of his life, Karen (62) for 43 years. Together, they have three kids, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren whom they absolutely adore.

In 2011, Stan was out for a motorcycle ride when he lost his balance around a corner and his foot was caught underneath. He picked up the motorcycle and continued riding without realizing that his tibia was broken. Due to being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as a child, Stan’s feet were numb, so he sometimes does not realize when there is an injury or issue with them. After being in a cast for several weeks and wearing a boot for a few more, he ended up with an ulcer on the bottom of his foot. In 2016, doctors removed a bone from his foot thinking it would assist with Stan’s healing process; however, with the bone being infected, it needed to be removed. After the next bone got infected, doctors made the decision to perform a below-the-knee amputation on Stan’s leg in February, 2018.

Because he lived a very active lifestyle, this outcome has been very hard for him. “My ability to attend fairs, concerts, movies, public events, and family get-togethers diminished to the point of opting out of going very many places,” said Stan.

While Stan has been through a lot, the love and support from his family, friends, coworkers, and church family has helped keep his spirits lifted. With all the prayers and support, Stan is now at home recovering. However, a month of swelling reduction will be necessary before the prosthetic process can begin, including many weeks of physical therapy.

To help Stan offset the cost of medical bills, physical therapy, and foot and leg prosthetics, his family hopes to raise $18,205 through RedBasket.org. Raising these funds would allow him to be able to walk again and get back to participating in activities with friends and family. “My main goal is to be active again,” said Stan. Your fee-free donation will help Stan get back to living his best life with those he loves most. Please donate and share his story today!

Updates (3) Updates (3)
Prosthesis progress |

Yesterday, May 7th, I went into the Prosthesis folks and test fitted the re-measured socket (the first one was too small to go onto my stump).  It went on just fine!  After we got the pin pressed nto the receptacle, I stood up, pressed more of the pin in, and walked!!  I believe I surprised the lady who was working on the socket and I moved down the bars faster than she expected.  She had to adjust the height of the ankle rod as I was a little off center on that side.  Then she had to align the direction of the foot so it was straight forward.  After all that, I went back and forth several times, moved to a walker in the open floor then utilized my crutches as stabilizers - which shocked her, my wife and my daughter (they were filming and taking still shots).  The photos I have attached but I have no way to get the videos so you can see and share our joy!.


Now, the therapist will work with me to get walking normally (sort of.....) and she will determine how long I can were this at a time and how long I have to wait in between wearings.  Cannot wait for this to be done!!!!

Now the really hard part - paying for everything.  This is where I need some help from y'all.  For those of you who have given already, many many thanks!  Still need some funds, though. Everything is appreciated.

Stan

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Still waiting - Insurance denied Dr. recommended prosthetic |


The insurance company has declined Stan's prosthetic foot that the Dr. recommended based on Stan's activity level.  At this time it looks as though he will be getting a lesser functioning model so for now he is still playing the waiting game.  He has been very patient but I know he is getting frustrated at this point and would like to get something going so he can walk with 2 legs again.  Thank you to everyone who has donated to my brother.  We appreciate it to much.

Phyllis (Sis)


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Prosthetic update |

Update time!  

Not all of you may know about my situation, but I wanted to let you know how things are progressing.  Thursday the 5th will be 6 weeks since my left foot and ankle was amputated due to a non-healing injury/infection.  I am healing very well, going through some physical therapy (LOTS of ouch and “come on – you can do it!”) and waiting on the prosthetic folks to get my socket and new foot ready.  The initial socket is now ready but the waiting part is for their doctors to prepare the documentation and justification to send to the insurance folks.

I talked earlier today to the Hanger Clinic who is making and gathering all the prosthesis items.  In the preparation of the justification, they went to the insurance website, looked into the exclusion area and made an assumption that the micro-processor foot (the one that enables walking on uneven surfaces better) was not acceptable. 

I then called the insurance folks and they called Hanger and told them that wasn’t necessarily true, to go ahead and submit. This would let their doctors evaluate and make a decision – hopefully in my favor!

I am to call the insurance customer rep line next Wednesday to check on the status.

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On Wednesday, 18 April, our local TV stations WHBF Ch 4 and KLJB Ch 18 ran a segment highlighting my efforts here on RedBasket.  Ch 4 ran theirs at 5 pm and Ch 18 ran theirs at 9 pm.  I have included the link to watch the video.  They did a really nice job with the interview.  Thanks to Kelly and Mike for this.

Should hear today (Thursday the 19th) or tomorrow on the decision by the insurance on the which foot I will get.  Then we can move forward!

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Encouragements (9) Encouragements (9)
From: Phyllis |
Mom would have wanted to help, so I'll do it for her and dad.

Thanks again!
Stan Ingles

From: Phyllis |
Mom would have wanted to help, so I'll do it for her and dad.

Thank you!!
Stan Ingles

From: Jodi Lilly |
Keep the positive attitude.

Thanks! It is easy to get discouraged at times but this is temporary. Abraham Lincoln's favorite verse from the bible was "This too shall pass".
Stan Ingles

From: Elizabeth Sanders |
Love you Stan, you've always been a dad to me! Keep your chin up!

Thanks!! Always glad to hear a word of encouragement!
Stan Ingles

From: Elvis and Linda Anderson |
Stan, wishing you the best with a speedy, successful recovery. God bless!

Thank you! Very much appreciated.
Stan Ingles

From: Spencer Owen |
Stan, continue to keep the faith! Wishing you all the best! Spencer

Stan, this was my boss. He just recently transferred to North Carolina East. Spencer, thank you so much for supporting my brother. We appreciate it so much.
Phyllis Gosser

From: Kevin Crouse |
May the wind be always at your back, And sunshine warm upon your face.

Them Irish are pretty thoughtful! Thank you!
Stan Ingles

From: Donna & Robby K. |
Praying for a complete healing! "I am the Lord , your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, 'Do not fear; I will help you.'" - Isaiah 41:13

Thank you! God has certainly had a helping hand in everything I am going through!
Stan Ingles

From: John W. |
Wishing you all the best!

John you are the best. Stan and I thank you so much.
Phyllis Gosser

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