Meet Earl Isaacs, one of the most dynamic individuals that
we've ever had the sincere pleasure to meet.
He is a Mayor, an Artist, Pilot, Vietnam Veteran, motorcyclist and
Earl is currently the Mayor of Waynesville
Capital of the Midwest', serving the citizens there half-way through his 4-year
term from 2008-2011.
He is also a talented artist
-air brush, silk screen,
graphic artist... you name it!
As for flying planes, Earl obtained his pilot license on
December 3rd, 1979 and currently flies a Cessna 172
Would you mind
sharing how you lost your limb?
As for classifying Earl's 1977 flying
stunt (flying under the Ceasar's Creek bridge) as 'crazy', Earl defends that it
was NOT crazy
and that it was a well-calculated
and well-executed maneuver and that he has no regrets.
was riding my motorcycle on Wayne Avenue on May 3rd, 1995 when I was
T-boned by a Cadillac.
Who most inspired you
after your accident?
You just have
to have a sense of humor and a positive attitude. Otherwise, life comes at you hard. When life gives you lemons, you have to make
lemonade. That's what I like to share
with others with recent amputations.
How has your life
changed since the accident?
slowed me down. Well, it slowed me down
when it comes to running and walking anyway.
What are your
To continue with my
artwork, continue flying my Cessna, and continue riding my Harley Davidson
What advice would you
give to other medical professionals?
To work with an amputee, it takes someone special; they have to have a
lot of compassion in their heart. I've been fortunate that I've been surrounded
by good people - Dr. Dunaway who performed my amputation surgery and John
Brandt whom I have worked with since DAY 1!
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