By all standards, Son leads an incredibly active life. At an early age he already owns a coffee store, where he spends his mornings serving coffee to his customers. After that, he walks for more than 10 miles to different coffee shops and sings for charity. In his spare time, he break-dances with his girlfriend. His daily routine is made all the more impressive by the fact that Son Vu has only recently adjusted to his prosthetic knee joints.
Son lost his leg in the same manner as tens of thousands of others in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. He was sitting in the passenger seat of his friend’s motorbike when it crashed into another vehicle on the road. Upon regaining consciousness, Son Vu learned that his left leg had been amputated above the knee. With his whole family gathered around him in the hospital, he remembers stifling his cries to keep himself and others strong and positive.
However, things began to change when Son’s doctor recommended him to Penta’s program. Soon after, he was fitted with a used but extremely high-quality titanium knee joint. After months of rehabilitation and relentless practice, Son began to walk again, ride his motorbike unassisted, and eventually, work on his own. He now runs a successful business and loves to share his story as an empowering message to others. He participates in Penta’s educational programs for high school students and serves as a spokesperson for addressing the social stigma against limb disability in Vietnam.