Staff Sgt. Michael Kacer (RET) Headshot

Staff Sgt. Michael Kacer (RET)

Above the Elbow Amputation

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Retired Staff Sgt. Michael Kacer joined the National Guard when he was 17 years old. At age 26, after deploying to Bosnia and Iraq, he was gravely injured during a 2008 tour in Afghanistan. With traumatic brain injury, a shattered jaw, collapsed lungs, and the loss of his left arm, Mike considers himself fortunate—two of his buddies died that day.

Mike and his wife Jessica are enjoying life with their daughter, Jordyn.

Prosthesis Details

  • Activity-specific prosthesis with an elbow/terminal device system for high intensity bicycling

  • Custom transhumeral sleeve that clips to weight machines

  • Myoelectric prosthesis with SensorHand Speed and silicone glove

Staff Sgt. Michael Kacer (RET) on his bike in Washington, DC with his custom activity-specific prosthesis
"Limitations are more of a mindset than the physical ability, and once you find your new normal and you fully understand it, everything becomes possible."
Staff Sgt. Michael Kacer (RET)
Staff Sgt. Michael Kacer (RET)

Arm Dynamics Patient