Amputee Athlete Calob Leindecker Runs Again on Prosthetic Blade/Foot!

 
 
     Calob Leindecker was a standout high school athlete, excelling at football and golf. It was the summer before his junior year, and he was had set his sights on getting a starting position on the football team that fall. It looked like everything was going Calob’s way. But a freak accident while helping a friend who’s truck had become stuck in the Mississippi mud changed all that. The driver mistakenly put the truck in reverse, sending it plummeting down an incline and onto Calob’s leg. The injuries to his limb were so extensive that doctors were unable to save it, and Calob’s leg was amputated below the knee. 

     In the five years since then, Calob has fought hard to regain his abilities, but was limited by his prosthetic components. That was until he came to POA last week, where he was fit with a prosthetic running blade/foot and right before our eyes took off like a natural!  “It was the most amazing feeling,” said Calob. “I can’t even describe how good it felt.”   #believe #neverstoptrying

Tanya Khvitsko in Runner’s World Magazine Cover Contest!  Link to Vote Below!

1530332_671719606205032_660755775_nPOA’s Tatsiana “Tanya” Khvitsko has entered this photo in Runner’s World magazine’s 2014 cover contest! Tanya was among the group of amputees climbers that recently took on the Grand Teton mountains! She is a real dynamo with a heart for adventure! Check out Tanya’s incredible journey in the client stories section of our website, and be sure to click on following link to cast your vote!!!!! http://covercontest.runnersworld.com/entry/1370/

POA client, Firefighter Matt Hicks, returns to Duty after Amputation

A local news station covered Matt Hicks’ return to his job as a firefighter in Ohio after being fit with new prostheses at POA. Steve Chamberland of 50legs.org met Matt at a fundraiser in Ohio earlier this year and brought him to Orlando, where we made him two legs–one for work and another for off duty. Looking great, Matt! #noboundaries