“How did you become a Prosthetist?” is a common question for Chase Brown, CPO and founder of Capital Prosthetics & Orthotics. It’s a question he enjoys answering because the response reveals quite a remarkable journey.
The story begins on Chase’s 13th birthday at a skateboard park in Dallas, TX. While skating, Chase noticed that one of the other kids at the park was exceptionally talented. He was filled with inspiration when he realized that the skater was wearing a prosthetic leg. A seed was planted in Chase at this young age and he dreamed of being able to create prosthetics that would allow people with disabilities to live active lifestyles and pursue their dreams, just like the kid at the skateboard park. (The “kid” was actually Jon Comer who went on to become a professional skateboarder).
After graduating from Texas A&M University with a degree in Communications, Chase went on to pursue his dreams and obtain a degree in Prosthetics & Orthotics from UT Southwestern Allied Health School.
Several years later while living in Rochester, NY for a prosthetic/orthotic residency at Strong Memorial Hospital, Chase and his wife Meagan learned of the orphan crisis in Africa. Their hearts were moved to adopt a child from Ethiopia and because of Chase’s passion to help the amputee population, they specifically requested to be matched with a child in need of prosthetics. Just a few months later, their dreams were realized and Chase and Meagan adopted their first child. Elias was born with a severe leg deformity that required amputation six months after the Browns brought him home. A few months following the surgery Chase made Elias his very first prosthetic leg and he has been walking and running ever since!
Chase and Meagan now have two more children- their daughter Merin was born in 2010 and they adopted Tessa from Ethiopia in 2013. Tessa was born missing both legs and her right arm. Tessa does not wear prosthetics but zooms around in her bright yellow wheelchair, capturing the hearts of everyone around her.
Chase and Meagan Brown are passionate about giving every opportunity to their children to live vibrant and full lives. While Elias and Tessa certainly experience challenges and barriers, the Browns work together to find ways to go above and beyond every obstacle they encounter.
This passion is what creates the unique foundation of Capital Prosthetics & Orthotics- a foundation built on compassion for people and a partnership with patients to overcome barriers and achieve goals. Raising children who experience the challenges of living with a disability gives the Browns an intimate understanding of the needs of their patients and those who care for them. Capital Prosthetics & Orthotics is dedicated to giving patients the care they need by using the best technology available to develop solutions that optimize the lives of people with disabilities.