One female veteran's epic quest for a "foot that fits"
At EQWAL Footing we believe in leveling the playfield in the footwear industry. Why in 2020 does a woman veteran who lost her limb or limbs due to her military service, can she not get a proper fitting prothetic.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Every morning for more than two years, retired Army Sgt. Brenda Reed had the infuriating chore of screwing on what she calls her “man foot.”
The prosthesis was given to her by the Department of Veterans Affairs after her left leg was amputated in 2013, but the replacement was so bulky and ill-fitting that it kept falling off in public. She pleaded with VA officials for “a foot that fits, a female foot,” only to be told repeatedly that the agency doesn’t carry that kind of customized prosthesis, which is available on the private market.