In June, Lynn Hatcher and his wife went on a three week adventure of a lifetime to Khardung Valley in The Himalayas, visiting ancient Buddhist monasteries and exploring some of the highest peaks on the planet.
“Along with 144,000 Tibetans and locals from the Himalayan region, we were among 5,000 travelers from all over the world who came to attend daily teachings by His Holiness the Dalai Lama,” said Lynn. “It was quite a daily quest to get there-and-back from the hotel—about a two mile hike each way, plus walking around seeing the town sights for hours on end.”
It’s hard to believe that a few months earlier, Lynn was faced with the decision to either undergo a total knee replacement or interim bracing support. Without enough time to recover before his trip, he opted for bracing and was equipped with a Fusion® OA Plus before departing for The Himalayas.
“I wore the brace every day for three weeks while in India,” he said. “It was a life saver and I could not have made the trip without it.”
Closer to home, Lynn uses his brace while at work on the farm, and for exercising. “Without the brace, it’s really tough to even walk down steps. It’s phenomenal.”