Man Shares Amputation Journey Through Social Media
A Virginia man facing amputation documents his last days with his foot. Although it sounds gruesome, he did it all in a celebration of life. The journey was shared online
Joseph Pleban has Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis, a rare joint disease that formed a series of benign tumors in his ankle. It caused tumors to continuously grow in his ankles so Pleban made a bold decision.
He decided to cut off his foot because, he was an extreme athlete doing so would allow him to continue enjoying the sports he loves without excruciating pain.
Pleban had tried his luck at swimming, snowboarding, wakeboarding, soccer, football and rugby over the years, but kept on injuring his left ankle.
Instead of mourning the loss of his foot, he wanted to detail his journey leading up to the amputation.
Even going so far as getting a tattoo that reads cut here at the amputation point.