April is Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month. For graduate student Claudine Humure, it’s a reminder that she’s working toward her perfect profession.
Originally from Rwanda, Humure lost both of her parents in the 1994 genocide and subsequently lost part of her right leg due to complications from cancer. As a medical professional, she hopes to one day return to her home country and open a prosthetics clinic.
“I love it because I know how it feels when you're first put on your first prosthesis, and you are able to do things you didn't know you would be able to do before. It's a rewarding feeling. It's a beautiful feeling as a patient, but it's also a rewarding feeling as a clinician, providing the care to the patients,” said Humure. She is set to graduate this spring from the University of Washington School of Medicine’s Prosthetics & Orthotics program, housed in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Learn more about Humure’s story in our blog post and in the video below.