Marko Cheseto, bilateral amputee: Future Marathon Man?

 

Marko Cheseto, a paralympic athlete,  recently moved from Alaska to train with us in Orlando.  He is thinking of training for a marathon in the near future.  Why not?  #noboundaries #dreamitdoit

 

Breakfast with Congressman Brian Mast at POA

We are proud to host a fundraising breakfast for Congressman Brian Mast on Friday, July 27th from 8-10am at our Orlando office. Donations are appreciated, but not required. Brian is a long-time patient and friend, and we are proud of his service to our country.  RSVP info and details are specified in the following invite. This event is open to the public. MAST-INVITE-7.27.18 Orlando

Rep Mast represents Florida’s 18th Congressional District. Prior to serving in Congress, Rep. Mast served in the U.S. Army for 12 years, including under the elite Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), and volunteered alongside the IDF in Israel. During his time in service, Rep. Mast was awarded The Bronze Star Medal, The Army Commendation Medal for Valor, The Purple Heart Medal, and The Defense Meritorious Service Medal. Rep. Mast currently serves as a member of the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, Veterans Affairs Committee and Foreign Affairs Committee.

 

POA’s New Prosthetic Socket Design for Hip Disarticulate & Hemi Pelvectomy Amputees

We’re excited to share with you a new hip disarticulate socket system we are testing! The silicone liner is incorporated into the socket, next to the skin, eliminating the need for silicone shorts. Leo (hip disarculate) and Angelina (hemi pelvectomy) say they feel very secure and comfortable in the socket, and can put it on in less than a minute! So far, the feedback has been very positive, and if testing continues to go well, we will be offering this design option to our HD and HP amputee clients.


Bilateral Amputee Runs with Husband for First Time Since Losing Her Legs

Kelie ran with her husband for the first time since she lost her legs, taking back another ability! Sharing moments like this never gets old! #blessings #takingbackabilities #recovery #movingforward #prosthetic #leg #running #poa #noboundaries

Celeste Corcoran: Endolite Orion Knee + TaiLor Made Foot = Winning Combo!

The combination of an Endolite USA Orion MP knee and TaiLor Made Prosthetics feet enables Celeste to walk with a smooth, stable and comfortable gait – even while wearing boots! #prosthetic #legs #feet #Endolite #Orion #tailormade #foot #amputeefashion

Jaelyn’s 1st Prosthetic Leg – She’s On Her Way!

Jaelyn’s prosthetic journey has begun, and it was so awesome that she had the encouragement and support of the new friends/peers she met at POA throughout the week! Born with a rare bone disorder, Jaelyn has spent most of her life undergoing procedures to improve the function of her leg, including limbing lengthening. With a prosthetic leg, Jaelyn was able to walk without a walker for the first time in her life, and once surgery is completed on her other knee, she hopes to run! Thanks to Maria, Harriet, Jack, Jan, Celeste and everyone who encouraged and inspired Jaelyn and her mom during the week! #poafamily #proud #dreamcometrue #amputeelife #onherway

Radley Gillis’ Takes First Steps on Prosthetic Legs

Radley “Rad” Gillis and his friends/family had been praying about this moment ever since his near-fatal motorcycle accident six months ago. As he stood for the first time, Stan told him to take it easy and not be discouraged if he could only take a few steps. His family, standing close by, said “if anyone can do it, it’s Rad.” So what did Rad, a natural athlete who also excels at wrestling, do? He walked back and forth in the parallel bars with the biggest smile on his face; answered prayers for his family and friends, and a blessing for all of us!