Running blades should be available for free to any of our veterans who lost a leg in service to our country, if they want them. That's the *least* we owe them. The very least.
Prosthetics in general have come a long, long way in the past several years. They look more natural and allow the amputee to get around much more comfortably, since they are made with lighter weight materials and better cushioning.
A man who goes to our church has a prosthetic leg. He does have a slight limp, but he doesn't allow it to bother him and goes fishing and hunting and generally enjoys life.