This is the case for BYU Basketball Super Star, Gary Hill.
Gary's wife Cinda explained, "He was a very good athlete in anything he did, anything with a ball he could master."
But later on in Gary's life a blood clot in his knee cut off circulation to his leg and caused serious wounds to his leg. It was such a serious problem, Cinda worried Gary would loose his leg.
But Gary didn't. Thanks to his home caregivers.
Cinda said, "They took it from almost loosing his foot, to saying i'm going to get this done by Christmas and he did."
For Martin Robinson his caregivers are saving his only remaining leg.
Martin said, "They have been wrapping my leg and try to get the excess fluid out of it."
Martin has lymphedema. A condition of localized fluid retention and tissue swelling caused by a compromised lymphatic system.
A few times a week, Martin's caregivers Mike and Troy make special visits to this Provo care center wrapping his leg.
Martin explained, "It applies pressure so that the fluid goes down, can go back up."
It is working. Not only are the caregivers helping Martin's only remaining leg, they are giving him hope to get his health back in check and hopefully go home.
For more resources and information about home care and living independently longer visit:
First Choice Home Health & Hospice
Care to Stay Home