Benson and his prosthetist, Dan Bastian with Progressive O & P in Albertson, NY are pictured. In late 2016 at age 33, Benson lost his leg in a transit train accident. Traversing the mental, physical and emotional trauma of limb loss, Benson met Dan, and began the path back to life and living again.

Benson received his new limb from Limbs for Life earlier this year in partnership with the Progressive Clinic team.

Benson also shares, “As for me, I would like to lend my voice to advocacy for this community of humans and hopefully find ways to help those without limbs to at least

get one – stand in it or raise up their hands and lift their arms again.” His long-range goal is to cross the finish line at the

New York City Marathon one day.