The Daily Illini

The next step

By Daken Fee

December 4, 2013

Robert Petrea is a bilateral above-knee amputee who lost his legs when he was 25 years old. With the help of prosthetics, he was able to walk for 10 years beginning in 1978. He stopped using his prosthetics in 1988 because they hurt him too much. “If you used the prosthetic devices as a tool, they were...