Cameron Conquers the POA Rock Wall!, 10/29/2012

10-year-old Cameron, an above knee amputee,  enjoyed a climb on POA’s rock climbing/training wall during a recent visit to our office.   We love introducing our patients to new things and helping to instill a “no limits” attitude in them!




Helpful Information re ADA, Disability Benefits & Returning to Driving after Amputation in current issue of Amputee Coalition’s inMotion Magazine

There is some excellent advice and answers to important questions about ADA & Employment, Qualifying for Medical Benefits, and Getting Back Behind the Wheel after amputation in the September/October 2012 edition of inMotion magazine. Check it out!

Click here to for link and location of articles on the Amputee Coalition publications web page.

Ronnie Dickson on cover of “Amp It Up” Magazine Aug/Sept 2012 issue

Our own Ronnie Dickson made the cover of the Aug/Sept issue of “Amp It Up” magazine! Check out his article, “Amputation: an opportunity for a better life.”  —-> Amp It Up article by Ronnie Dickson

Celebrity Visitors at POA!, 10/17/2012

A couple of celebrities stopped by our facility yesterday—POA patient and former Professional Wrestler Steve “the freak” Chamberland and WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy Hart, who managed over 75 wrestling superstars in his career! Steve is the founder of “50 Legs,” a non-profit foundation which provides assistance to amputee children. We are fitting the foundation’s newest recipient with a running leg next week.


POA’s Zoe Gibbs in the News!, “Teenager Returns to Volleyball Court with Prosthetic Leg,” 10/8/2012

Zoe was in the news again!  This time, “The Ledger,” a Polk County Florida newspaper, featured her in an article about her return to Volleyball.  Zoe lost her leg in 2011 after a jet-ski accident.  Since then she has overcome many obstacles, including several surgeries and infections.  Now Zoe is focusing on the future, and doing all the things a normal 16-year-old girl does – like driving on car!   🙂   click here to view “The Ledger,” article dated 10/8/2012 —>Zoe Gibbs return to Volleyball


POA’s Leo Morales on track to establish new Guiness World Record!

Leo Morales lost his leg at the hip to cancer in 2008.  We met he and his wife a few months later, when they arrived in the U.S. looking for a prosthetic practice that would be willing to work with him to achieve his goals.  As a hip disarticulate, that would require a a lot of motivation and dedication from Leo, and he delivered it, 110%.

When he returned to Mexico, Leo made a promise that he would bring disability awareness into the spotlight in his country. Next month, Leo will be attempting to establish a new  Guiness World diving Record by descending 122 meters into the ocean.  Leo is receiving extensive attention from the press regarding this feat, and he is using it to fulfill the promise he made to Stan.

From Leo Morales…  “Please show and share with all my loved friends there in POA. Thanks to all of you guys, you give me the motivation to establish a world record.  Please tell Stan he make this happen.   See you soon.”    Click on following link to view the video  “DEEP DIVING WORLD RECORD (for) PEOPLE (with) DIFFERENT CAPABILITIES”——->> Leo Morales

To read more about Leo, check out his Patient Profile Page Leo Morales, Hip Disarticulate Amputee


Leo Morales, Hip Disarticulate, attempting to break Guiness World Record, proving once again that disability is a state of mind, 10/3/2012

Next month, POA’s Leo Morales of Cancun, Mexico will be attempting to break a Guiness World diving Record by descending 122 meters into the ocean! Leo tells us he is keeping a promise he made to himself and Stan several years ago, “to use his life to inspire others and prove that amputees can still do amazing things.” Leo’s leg was amputated at the hip in 2008 after he was diagnosed with cancer. Soon after he and his wife traveled to the U.S. searching for the right solution for his prosthetic care. POA was his first stop…. and the rest is history! We are proud of Leo and all he has accomplished – especially how he continues to challenge himself. He’s already a champion…. Bravo, Leo!!!     Click on the following link to read Leo’s patient profile —>Leo Morales Patient Page

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Amy Purdy: An Amazing Story From “The Amazing Race!” – USA Today, 9/30/2012

The first episode of the season aired last night. Amy and Daniel were the 2nd couple to arrive at the pit stop — they were ALMOST 1st! Awesome job, Amy Purdy!   Be sure to watch next Sunday and cheer her on!  Following is a link to USA Today article:   Amy Purdy, USA Today, 9/30/2012