Talie, a hip disarticulate amputee, who recently returned home with her first-ever prosthesis is already out there living her best life! We received the following message and video from her the other day: “Walking in Crested Butte – sidewalks??? I have many miles to go but I am on the path. Thanks again for everything!” There’s no stopping you, Talie!
Flashback to 2012! MeiMei and Ellie were getting ready to participate in their first triathlon and were very excited! We did a fun little interview about their dreams for the future, which included, especially for MeiMei, being in the paralympics! Fast forward to 2021, and MeiMei is in Tokyo, competing as a swimmer in the Paralympic Games! Dreams come true with hard work and determination!
Marilyn was a fairly new amputee when we met her. She had lived a very active life, and wanted to get back to doing the things she enjoyed. As you can see in these photos, Marilyn loves her blade, and uses it to do all sorts of activities! Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something because you are an amputee, too old, etc.; go out there and live your best life! Thank you for sending us these photos, Marilyn! To our POA peeps: we’re sending out a call for photos of you, living your best life! The photos would be added to our media library and possibly used for advertisement, brochures, education, and, of course our POA “wall of fame” (and upcoming video wall)! Images need to be high def for printing quality – approx 3.0 jpg or higher. Email to Karen.Hughes@poacfl.com.
It’s a “Marvel-ous” day at POA! #poaorlando
- Zappo’s, an online shoe retailer, has a new program which lets people buy single and mixed size shoes. Very helpful for amputees! Many times the foot on our sound side foot is larger/smaller or more wide/narrow than our prosthetic one. That means we usually need to sacrifice either fit or comfort – or buy another pair of shoes to mix/match, which is both costly and impractical. Now there is an alternative. Thank you, Zappos! https://bit.ly/31syJMD
To our #poaorlando family re COVID-19: Hi, everyone! We hope you are all staying safe and healthy. As an essential care provider, we will be remaining open for patient care. We’re taking every precaution to provide a safe environment, which includes staggering appointments to minimize close contact with others, so give us a call if you need anything!
We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation, specifically, guidance and updates from the CDC, State, and Local Government. Effective immediately, POA Orlando is implementing the following precautions to help prevent further transmission of this virus in our community:
1. We strongly encourage you to contact us to reschedule your appointment if:
— You have recently traveled internationally or to any high-risk areas within the past 30 days, or live in a high-risk area.
— Are currently (or within the past 48 hours) experiencing any flu-like symptoms, such as: sore throat, cough, fever, sneezing or shortness of breath.
–Have been in contact with anyone exhibiting these symptoms.
2. We are asking all patients to limit the number of additional family/friends during your visit.
3. If it becomes necessary to reschedule your appointment, you will be notified.
The safety and well-being of our patients is our utmost concern, and we appreciate your cooperation and understanding!
Marko Cheseto finished 250 overall, 31st in his age group with a time of 2:37:23 at the Chicago Marathon today, smashing the existing World Record of 2:42:24 that he set six months ago at the Boston Marathon! Way to go, Marko — you did it! Your POA family was cheering you all the way to your fantastic finish! Well done!
FYI! Integrum, Inc., is hosting an insight forum on the OPRA Implant System next Wednesday, September 18th at The Delaney Hotel here in Orlando. The OPRA system is a bone anchored prosthesis system based on osseointegration. The forum is open to amputees, prosthetists, PT’s, OT’s and anyone else interested in learning more about osseointegration for amputees.