Prosthetist • Orthotist
Credentials & Education
Chose O&P Field Because
Roye believes that the O&P field might have chose her instead of the other way around. Ever since she was a young child, she has had a soft spot for people who were different from her.
Growing up, she had a cousin who was born with a congenital amputation of the left forearm and was intrigued by the prostheses he was fitted with throughout the years. After high school, she did a summer internship at a prosthetics & orthotics company in Louisiana, and decided to make the profession her career.
“I get the chance to be creative, think outside the box, and work with my hands. That combined with the fact that I’m able to help make peoples’ lives whole again is what drives me.”
There are several fun facts about Roye that most people don’t know: 1.) She is dyslexic. 2.) She spent two years of her life in a convent. 3.) She is an aunt to triplets. 4.) She started her prosthetic training as a young child when she would amputate her Barbie dolls and then make prosthetic legs for them using popsicle sticks and duct tape. Her current pastimes include playing with her dog “Muddy the Moose”, watching old westerns, and playing the piano. She also enjoys paddle boarding, hiking and spending time with her triplet nieces.
“All of us are born for a reason, but all of us don’t discover why. Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others.”