I’m Still Going
Terrance was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, where he still lives with his wife (Jamia) of three and a half years. His wife is a home health nurse. He is very fortunate to have both his mother and father still living in Dayton as well. His father is 84 and his mother is 78. Terrance has 2 daughters: Krishna 37 years old, and Terri, 27 years old. He also has a 22-year-old son, Keon. He is blessed with 7 grandkids.
Terrance has been an above-the-knee amputee since he was 10 years old. He lost his leg due to Osteogenic Sarcoma, a type of cancer that starts in the bone. He was fortunate to have support from his friends. "They were never concerned about me slowing them down!" He remains friends with several of the same guys. Recently, one of his friends became a below-the-knee amputee. Terrance has done all that he can to help support his friend through this life-changing event.
It's not just friends that he is willing to help and support. He is willing to talk to any amputee about the journey they are facing. He wants them to know that "There is life after" and "Your life will begin again". He encourages everyone to seek psychological help. "Talk to someone!" He was not offered this kind of support; he realizes how necessary this is to healing.
Terrance worked at Auto Zone as a manager for 13 years. He has been working as a Press Operator for Norwood Medical, a Medical Device Manufacturer, for almost 4 years.
Terrance loves fishing. He started fishing in his late 20s and was instantly "HOOKED"! He fishes for catfish, bass, and bluegill. Bass fishing is his favorite. "You have to be smarter than the bass". He also enjoys watching his kids and grandkids play sports. He goes to every game that he can. If he is not watching his grandkids play, he will be rooting for the San Francisco 49ers. As far as basketball goes, he will be rooting for the underdog. After all that activity, Terrance enjoys taking it easy with a good drink of Bourbon and a cigar.
Terrance is proud of the many accomplishments that he has made: "Surviving" "I'm still going" and "I continue to learn about my prosthesis every day".