Road to recovery
After all her amputations were finalized, she was sent to New Orleans for rehabilitation. Upon being cleared for release, her therapist told her that she would only sign the release forms if Duhon agreed to enroll in therapy. Though she initially agreed to these terms, Duhon quickly realized after 2 weeks that therapy wasn’t for her and began learning this new way of life on her own.
“I felt that therapy was trying to make me do things as handed people do things,” she said. “They tried to make something for my arm so I could just write with one arm because most people just write with one arm. But I eventually just got to the point (and as you can imagine I’m a very independent person), I thought I could do things quicker my way than ways they were suggesting.”