Oprah’s “O” Magazine published an article on April Holmes, 2012 Paralympic Medalist, in their October issue.
The Golf Channel recently interviewed POA’s Jordan Thomas (bi-lateral amputee). At age 22, Jordan is a scratch golfer, high-achieving college student, and President of his own Foundation which benefits child amputees.
Paralympic athlete April Holmes stopped by POA today to show us her BRONZE medal! She insisted on “sharing” it with Stan! 🙂 Congratulations, April!!!
You are invited to take part in our FIRST gathering of women (who happen to be amputees) in Florida!
Date: Saturday, October 6, 2012
Where: POA facility –
3160 Southgate Commerce Blvd., #38, Orlando, FL
Organized by: Karen Hughes
After everyone has arrived and introductions have been made, Donna, a certified yoga instructor (who happens to be an above-knee amputee), will lead us in a session of adaptive yoga. After lunch we will have an open discussion of issues exclusive to women amputees – no subject will off limits!!
Please RSVP to Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 407.721.3946 as soon as possible so I have a headcount for seating, lunch…and a few surprises. 🙂
Franklin Mejias, Jr. of Venezuela was on a family vacation in Miami when the unthinkable happened – he contracted an aggressive bacterial infection. Doctors fought to save his life, but in order to do so they were forced to amputate his hands and both his legs. The infection nearly killed Franklin, but he battled back and won the fight. It didn’t break his spirit either; he’s a fighter, with a deep appreciation for just how lucky he is to be alive. Franklin is also very grateful for the help he has received in the United States, so much so, that he asked us to laminate his prosthetic legs with an American flag design. Following video tells Franklin’s Story . This is the first of many updates to come as Franklin regains his independence and takes back his life.