Huntington Convention Center | Cleveland, OH
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Since she was a little girl, Carrie Davis knew she was unique. Born without her left arm, she often wondered, "Why me?" She longed to be known for her contributions, not for what she was missing. Today, Carrie is the director or patient experience at Hanger, Inc., focusing on organizational transformation through empathy and servant-leadership. She lives by Ghandi’s saying, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” She strives to create the best life for herself, her family, and for the people and patients she serves, by taking an active role in life, regardless of limitations. She believes that the only limitations we have for ourselves are the ones that we create in our own minds, and therefore, she chooses "no limits." She is grateful every day that she is able to assist in the lives of others through her participation in patient care in the prosthetics and orthotics industry.
Carrie Davis was born without her left arm, and in this session, she will share stories looking back on her life as a prosthetic patient – the good, the bad, and the ugly – and how they shaped the person she is today. Prosthetic and orthotic devices help restore functionality and mobility, but human connection and service to one another's highest potential is where Carrie, who is also the Director of Patient Experience at Hanger Clinic, finds her strength. In her talk, Carrie will address why people may be quick to focus on a disability as opposed to ability, what needs to change, and how wholeness, confidence, comfort and security in one’s body comes not from the delivery of a prosthesis, but from taking care to treat the person’s mind, body, and spirit