Fireman Matt Hicks, Below Knee Amputee #NoBoundaries

Had a great week with fireman Matt Hicks! He reported that he is back to all his regular activities, including actively fighting fires, which involves moving quickly and crawling around in small spaces. So proud of his success and blessed to be a part of it, along with Steve Chamberland and 50legs.org.

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POA Client Rajesh Durbal, Triple Amputee, Walking with Freedom Zurich Tour 2014

RajwalkinginSwitzerlandPOA client, triple amputee Rajesh Durbal is on a mission to create awareness for differently challenged athletes and raising funds to provide prosthetic limbs to 11 children. This photo is from Raj’s trek through Switzerland, the Walking with Freedom Zurich Tour 2014.  

Way to go, Raj!  #noboundaries

POA Client and Cancer Warrior Dana Pounds Invited to Share Her Story in La Jolla, California

After getting wind of Dana’s treatment results and her work with the Pounding the Pavement initiative, Pfizer invited her to speak at their End of Year Town Hall meeting at the Oncology and Biomedical Research Division in La Jolla, CA.

DanaThis conference includes more than 800 scientists and stakeholders who will hear Dana’s inspirational tale of fighting first for survival and then striving for her dreams in the face of such devastating changes as the loss of her leg and the death of both of parents, a tale made possible by the effect of the experimental desmoid-fighting drug.

So stinking proud of you, Dana Pounds!  #noboundaries   Read Nature’s Academy Newletter for more info on how she came to be invited to speak at the Pfizer year end meeting here–> Natures Academy Article on Dana Pounds or Click Here to read more about Dana in the Client Stories section of our website.

 

2nd Annual Blackbeard’s Golf Tournament at Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes on Jan 4 2015

matthew7Dear POA family: As you know, Stan Patterson has a huge heart for our wounded veterans who have sacrificed so much for our freedom. On Sunday, 1-4-2015, POA is sponsoring the 2nd annual “Blackbeard Golf Tournament” at The Ritz Carlton-Orlando Grande Lakes. This tournament was created by Al Pucino, the father SSG Matthew “Blackbeard” Pucino who was killed in action on 11-23-2009 while on combat patrol in Afghanistan, and will benefit a local non-profit, Fairways for Warriors. We are asking your help in getting the word out about this tournament to potential sponsors and players and anyone wishing to donate to this very worthy and honorable cause. Please forward! Thank you so much for your help!    Blackbeards Golf Tournament Registration

 

Hip Disarticulate D’Andra Walking for First Time in 7 Years

D’Andra found POA when one of our videos popped up during an internet search for “Hip Disarticulate Amputees Walking.” She had not walked since her leg was amputated at the hip in 2007, and was looking for new hope. Now she is starring in her own POA video! So proud of you D’Andra–we love your spirit!