Kurt sustained his injury in a motorcycle accident in 2015 when he was hit by a car that skipped a red light. The accident shattered Kurt’s pelvis which has made his recovery a long and gruelling one. His foot was amputated onsite and he has had twenty-two operations since to get him where he is today. When doctors said Kurt would not walk again he started to pursue a future where this would not be a reality. That is when he met Jaco Deist who he had heard about via Facebook
With continuous physical therapy, using his prosthesis is becoming more and more comfortable and he learns as the microprocessors in his prosthesis do. Kurt said as soon as he met Jaco he could tell there was a high level of integrity and honesty that he applies to his work. Kurt confides that Deist and his team are empathetic in the true sense of the word, they do not pity the people they help; they come from a place of understanding. “Jaco Deist and his staff are incredibly helpful people who have helped me achieve extraordinary results,” says Kurt.
When asked about the role Jaco Deist played in his recovery he said, “This man creates miracles,” and adds that, “…the fact that the prosthesis fits so well gives you confidence.” This nugget of wisdom was shared with David as he tried to walk down an incline after some advice from Kurt, Jaco and Antonie. David simply and quite promptly replied, “Let me try it!” He not only tried but succeeded in negotiating the incline with his new prosthesis on the first try.