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September 3, 2013
Medic to speak at conference about his medical struggle
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — We first caught up with Joe Riffe in February of this year.
"It's been a long ride, but I'm happy to be back here though," Riffe said at the time. He was back on the job as a paramedic working for Rural/Metro Ambulance.
Two years before, Riffe injured himself hiking, falling 110 feet. His leg was amputated and he eventually got this technologically advanced prosthetic leg, but he had to fight for it. "Initially the insurance company that I had, they refused everything. They just said, until you put a knee on him that we approve, we're not going to give you any prosthetic at all," says Joe Riffe.