Life after leg loss includes prosthetic design and photography
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 11 January, 2018 - When he was 18, Mike Coots was attacked by a shark while bodyboarding in Hawaii. He survived, punching the shark numerous times in the face, but it took his right leg. Today, Mike is a marine life advocate, a world-class photographer, a competitive surfer, and advocate for adaptive athletes.
"He is full of amazing stories," says Shelby Stanger of Wild Ideas Worth Living. "In this episode he shares many including one about how he tested, researched and designed his own prosthetic leg so he could standup surf. He also shares how he got into running, how he helps other shark attack victims and amputees get back in the water, and how he decides which projects to say yes to."