3-year-old Jin, a transfemoral (above knee) amputee adopted from China, took his first steps on Tuesday, 1/15/2013!
Following link to a tv news segment on the adaptive rock climbing clinic held in Phoenix, AZ last weekend. Ronnie Dickson introduced several amputees to climbing, including two bi-lateral shoulder disartics who were able to make it all the way to the top! Congrats to all! Click here to view video —> Phoenix TV Channel 12, Adaptive Rock Climbing Clinic
POA is beaming with pride for Scout Bassett! We’ve watched Scout grow from an 11-year-old frustrated athlete, to the incredibly accomplished young woman she is today. The TEDxtalk Scout recently gave in Sarasota, Florida, “Creating Realities — Who You Choose to Be,” may be just the inspiration you need to pursue your own *impossible* dream! Scout Bassett Tedtalks
6-year-old Brett Bolton, a congenital hip disarticulate amputee, recently took part in a gymnastics competition in Tallahassee, Florida. He placed 2nd in his age division on floor exercises! Way to go, Brett! Click here to view his performance on video –>>Brett Gymnastics
To read more about Brett, see his patient profile on our website —>> Brett Bolton
Radio interview taped on January 7, 2013. Great job, Susie! 50 Legs Radio Show interview with Susan Gibbs
Steve Chamberland, POA friend, former pro wrestler, below-knee amputee, and founder of 50 Legs, a non-profit organization which raises money to provide prosthetics for children, has been nominated for Bay News 9’s “Everyday Heroes Viewers’ Choice Award”. Steve puts his heart and soul into his work. One of his most recent recipients was POA’s Zoe Gibbs, who is featured in a video interview of Steve entitled, “I’m glad I lost my leg; now I can help others.” You can view the video here —>Steve Chamberland interview and then cast your vote!
We love this guy!!!! Vote for Steve! To visit the 50 Legs Foundation website, click here —>50 Legs Foundation
Steve Chamberland and Jimmy Hart during a visit to POA.
The O&P Edge magazine published a nice article about POA in the Better Business section of their January 2013 edition! “Thinking Outside the Clinical Box–Facility Offers Fitness, Wellness, and Social Space.” Click here to view article, which begins on page 58 —> OP Edge article on POA