Quadruple Amputee Allograft Recipient to be Featured in Documentary  |  May 20, 2014

ManuelSalazar 2008Manuel Salazar’s life changed in an instant when he was electrocuted twice in a horrific work accident. Due to the extent of his injuries, doctors amputated both of Manuel’s arms and legs. He faced a daunting recovery, but was determined to overcome his many challenges.

Manuel received allograft skin to help heal his burns and received bone allografts to help build his shoulder. Using donor bone and muscle from Manuel’s back, doctors built a shoulder that can sustain a lightweight, functional prosthetic. His positive attitude is evident to those who meet him and his story is a testament to his strong spirit.

Denver independent filmmaker Martin McGuire was inspired by Manuel’s story and created “Never Say I Can’t: The Manuel Salazar Story.” McGuire and his production team are looking for funding to assist with the production of the documentary. More information about the film and how to donate can be found here.

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