POA’s Celeste Corcoran: “One Boston Marathon Survivor’s Course to Recovery,” article by Gym Source, 4/12/2017

In this article by Gym Source, Celeste spoke of her first visit to POA, four years ago: “Working with POA she began to feel that ‘nothing was taken from me that I can’t get back. I can even be better than I was before.'” Celeste’s great love of people and new knowledge of prosthetics has put her on a quest to help as many amputees as possible acquire the prosthetic limbs they need. Celeste works passionately with Steve Chamberland, founder of 50legs.com, a non-profit foundation which does just that! https://www.gymsource.com/blog/one-boston-marathon-survivors-course-to-recovery/

POA Client Luis Alberto Arias, AK Amputee, traveled from Colombia to see us

POA sees clients from all over the world, which is how Luis Alberto Arias learned of us. After recovering from an above knee amputation due to complications from an arterial thrombosis, he began to research and learn about different prosthetic technologies. In this search, Luis Alberto met María García, the last victim found after the 2003 El Nogal Club bombing. Maria, a long-time POA client, referred him to us. The following article, published in Jet-Set magazine (Colombia’s equivalent to Us Magazine in the United States) contains photos of Luis Alberto and his family throughout his treatment at our facility: Click Here To View Article

POA client Katie Eddington, AK amputee – Making Great Strides! #CNN #WKYT TV

7-year-old POA Orlando client Katie Eddington made the news twice this week; first in her home state of Kentucky and then on CNN national news! This pint-size dynamo made the decision to amputate her leg last December, and has never looked back! During her most recent visit to POA we fit her with a running prosthesis with a special blade, and now Katie is training to run a 5K. Run like the wind, Katie!   #POAproud #NoBoundaries

CNN article/video: http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/05/health/katie-eddington-amputee-runs-5k-trnd/index.html

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POA Client Jim Ramage, AK/BK Amputee

Long-time POA client Jim Ramage and his lovely wife, Deb, pose for a photo with Roger before returning home to Pennsylvania after a week at POA. A bilateral (AK/BK) amputee, Jim does the type of difficult manual labor that most able-bodied men couldn’t do – heavy equipment repair and welding. To do this job as an amputee, Jim says he simply requires two things – the right attitude and the right prostheses.

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POA Kids Use Prosthetic Legs as Tools to Defy Disability

We’ve had a lot of fun with our POA kids this summer! Here are a few video *highlights* from their visits:

Last week we transitioned Gianna from a non-bending prosthesis to a “bendy” knee! Gianna caught on so quickly, she made it look easy!

We had a great week of “firsts” with Mae and Jun! Mae, a hip disarticulate, was fit with her very 1st prosthetic socket, and Jun learned to run on her 1st running leg!

POA kids ROCK!

POA’s first “Cartwheel Contest” – Ronnie vs. Ellie!!!

Who says you can’t have fun at your prosthetist’s office?

POA prosthetic resident and AK amputee Ronnie Dickson challenged Ellie to a cartwheel contest during her recent visit to our office. Can you guess who the winner was? Let’s just say this: Ronnie may be a rock climber, but Ellie definitely ROCKS!!!!

click here to view video proof —>Rock Climber vs. Little Girl