POA’s Evan Strong (Gold) and Amy Purdy (Bronze) Earn Paralympic Medals in Sochi Today!
Sending a huge shout out and congrats to Evan Strong and Amy Purdy on their amazing achievements in snowboard cross at the 2014 Paralympics in Sochi, Russia today! Evan Strong earned a GOLD Medal in Men’s Standing Division. You can see his 3rd round finish here. Amy Purdy is also on the podium with […]
Paralympic Alpine Skiing Trail Blazer: POA Orlando’s “Z,” Bilateral Above Knee Amputee
Throwback Thursday! With the start of the 2014 Sochi Paralympics upon us, it seems fitting to showcase one of the trail blazing adaptive athletes in alpine skiing — our own “Z!” She skied on BILATERAL ABOVE KNEE PROSTHETIC LEGS in the 70’s and 80’s, way before computerized knees and specialized sports equipment, and helped pave […]
POA’s Amy Purdy in P&G #ThankYouMom Commercial!
A must watch! Amy Purdy did a great job narrating this P&G piece which features paralympic athletes and their moms. Amy will be going for the GOLD in Sochi next month! #Inspiring #ThankYouMom #GoAmy Click Here to View Video
POA’s Scout Bassett breaks World Record!
Sending a shout out to Scout Bassett! She set a new world record in the 400m this weekend! #POAProud
Rollerblading on a Prosthetic Leg?? Ellie Can!
Amputee rollerblading?? Who wants to give it a try? #Believe #POAKids #WeCan Click here to view video of Ellie Rollerblading
POA’s Evan Strong, Para-Snowboard Cross World Champion
Meet Evan Strong, POA client onthe Road to #Sochi2014 #ParalympicAthlete #TeamUSA! Last month, Evan Strong spent a week here at POA being fit with a new custom elevated-vacuum prosthetic socket to optimize his performance on the slopes. Just before he returned to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado, Strong demonstrated some of the core and […]
POA Patient Spotlight – Hanna O’Brien
16-year-old Hanna O’Brien is a confident, caring and intensely spiritual young lady. People of all ages and backgrounds are drawn to her sweet nature and nurturing personality. Born with congenital limb difference, Hanna’s left leg extends just 3 inches below the knee-cap. Her right hand has only a thumb and her left hand has nubs […]
Leo Morales, Hip Disarticulate Amputee, #MovingForward!
Following message is from POA patient Leo Morales of Mexico. We are blessed to be part of your team, Leo! “The Doctor’s said because of the cancer and because i am a Hip Disarticulated i will not even wear a prosthetic leg. Thanks to God, Stan Patterson, all the POACFL team, my loved wife , […]
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
Trident Dive Trip Now Underway, 7/18/2013
POA is a proud sponsor of the Trident Dive Club. The 2013 Dive Trip is underway! Links to follow on social media, blogs, etc., on their website. Click here -> Trident Dive Club The Trident Dive Club provides wellness scuba diving opportunities to the surviving families of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special […]