POA Athletes Getting Ready for the Paralympics!

POA clients Scout Bassett (AK amputee), April Holmes (BK amputee) and Regas Woods (bilateral AK amputee) are getting ready to fly! Scout was in town last week for a prosthetic tune-up, Regas will be in this week, and April, who lives in the area, is training hard! We can’t wait to see the results of all their hard work when they represent Team USA at the Paralympic Games in Rio! The Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Rio Paralympics will be on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. #POAproud #NoBoundaries #Rio2016

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Congratulations to our POA Paralympians! #Rio2016

POA clients Scout Basset, April Holmes, and Regas Woods are going to be representing #TeamUSA at the 2016 Paralympic Games in rio de janeiro, Brazil! Marko Cheseto will be there as well, representing his home country of Kenya. We could not be more proud of these world class athletes, and look forward to cheering them on!

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POA Clients Participated In 2015 IPC Athletics World Championship

Sending out congratulations to our POA client athletes Scout Bassett, Richard Browne, and April Holmes. All 3 of them made it to the finals in the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships held in Doha, Qatar last week. Richard Browne won 2 Gold and 1 Silver, and set world records in two events! We’re beyond proud of you all! ‪#‎TeamUSA‬ ‪#‎POAproud‬

U.S. Paralympics 2013 Track and Field World Championships in Lyon, France start on July 20th! start

Good luck to the 2013 U.S. Paralympics Track and Field World Championship team, which includes POA’s *Scout Bassett* and *April Holmes*! The 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France, take place from 20-28 July. All events will be streamed LIVE on following link http://www.youtube.com/paralympicsporttv


“POA No Boundaries” – video featuring many of our Amputee Athletes

This video features many of our amaaaaazing amputee athletes – April Holmes, Scout Bassett, Amy Purdy, Evan Strong, Ronnie Dickson… (just to name a few 🙂 May you be inspired to pursue your own dreams, whatever they might be!   POA No Boundaries

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April Holmes, “How to Adapt When Your Life Takes a Turn,” Oprah Magazine, 10/2012 Issue

Oprah’s “O” Magazine published an article on April Holmes, 2012 Paralympic Medalist, in their October issue.

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Visit from April Holmes, 2012 London Paralympic Games Medal Winner!, 9/19/2012

Paralympic athlete April Holmes stopped by POA today to show us her BRONZE medal! She insisted on “sharing” it with Stan! 🙂 Congratulations, April!!!
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April Holmes, “A run with purpose,” Orlando Sentinel, 8/30/2012

Great article on 39-year-old April Holmes, who is set to compete in the 2012 Paralympics, and fully intends to win both the 100 and 200-meter sprints.  This will be April’s third Paralympics.  She competed in the 2004 Athens games, and won a bronze medal in the long jump. In the 2008 Beijing games, she was in first place when she stumbled and fell.  Although bleeding and devastated, April got back up and finished the race. Five days later, she won the 100 meters.  That’s the kind of determination that makes her a winner as she continues to walk her journey. April Holmes, A run with purpose, Orlando Sentinel, 8/30/2012

April’s competitions:
9/1 100 Semi 2:33-46PM
9/2 100 Final 4:32-38PM
9/3 100 Medal Ceremony 6:30-35AM
9/5 200 Semi 6:09-16AM
9/6 200 Final 3:38-44PM
9/6 200 Medal Ceremony 4:30-35PM

(ALL TIMES LISTED ARE EST)
AGAIN YOU CAN WATCH LIVE AT www.paralympic.org OR CATCH THE NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) will air one-hour highlight shows on Sept. 4, 5, 6 and 11 at 7 p.m. EDT. Following the Paralympic Games, on Sept. 16, NBC will broadcast a 90 minute special from 2-3:30 p.m. EDT. All NBC and NBC Sports Network Paralympic highlight shows and specials will re-air on Universal Sports Network and universalsports.com.
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April Holmes, “the fastest amputee in the world,” Fox News Orlando, 7/9/12

April was on the local Fox News last night….. great interview! We’re looking forward to cheering her on in the Paralympics in London next month!!! Fastest Amputee in the World

April Holmes is going to the Paralympics in London!, 7/4/12

POA’s April Holmes is the 100 & 200 meter US Paralympics Trials/National Champion and is going to London to compete in the Paralympics Games next month!!! So proud to be part of her team!

Go get ’em, April

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