From strength to strength

Louisa Brown has a love for Rottweilers and plans to professionally breed them in the near future.

Every so often, someone completely inspiring crosses our path. HEINRICH GRIMSEHL shares the story of one patient who continues to amaze

Meet Louisa Brown: Wife, mother of twins, Christian counsellor, fitness fanatic, professional photographer, Rottweiler breeder, and … oh yes, I almost forgot, transfemoral (above-the-knee) amputee.

In 2002, Louisa lost her leg in a car accident. A year later, she gave birth to twins. In other words, she carried, delivered and cared for twins with a prosthetic leg.

Since then, Louisa kept herself busy with parenting and photography. She founded the Louisa Brown Photography studio where she offers the full suite of services.

Louisa has a passion for fitness and established her own photography company. Both of the photos in this article was taken by her.

Gym training has always been one of her passions. After starting light, she is able to now deadlift 95 kg using a prosthetic knee!

In 2020, she finished her PHD in Christian Counselling and, since then, she has been using her knowledge to help her fellow amputees and community.

Her son Freí recently competed in Japan in the world trampoline games. This Lady loves her Rottweilers, so be aware. She is planning on breeding them professionally in the near future.

I love working with this patient simply because “I can’t” is not in her vocabulary. Louisa is truly a testament of what is possible after amputation! Follow her on Instagram at louisabrown_ unbreakable, if you want to see more!


ContributorHeinrich Grimsehl is a prosthetist in private practice and a member of the South African Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (SAOPA). email: