Amy Purdy Meets with Amputees at POA in Orlando, Florida

While in town for a prosthetic leg tune-up, 2014 Paralympics medalist and Dancing with the Stars finalist Amy Purdy signed autographs and chatted with amputees and other fans during a meet and greet event hosted by POA.     #LiveBeyondLimits #noboundaries #POAOrlando

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Annual USA Climbing Paraclimbing National Championship, July18-19, 2014

Join POA’s  Ronnie Dickson at Stone Summit in Atlanta, Georgia for the USA Climbing Paraclimbing National Championship on July 18th!  Various adaptive climbing workshops/sessions as well as banquet/awards ceremony on July 19th. Check it out!
 
Photo: Join POA's Ronnie Dickson at Stone Summit in Atlanta, Georgia for the USA Climbing Paraclimbing National Championship on July 18th!  Various adaptive climbing workshops/sessions as well as banquet/awards ceremony on July 19th. Check it out!

Amy Purdy and Evan Strong have arrived in Sochi for 2014 Paralympics!

POA’s Amy Purdy and Evan Strong have arrived in Sochi for the 2014 Paralympics! Snowboardcross will be broadcast live beginning at 3:00am on Mar 14 (we’ll be watching!) and rebroadcast in the evening. Click on this following link for  details –>   Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games Schedule

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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 Patient Athletes training for 2014 Paralympic Games

POA patients Amy Purdy and Evan Strong both made the U.S. Snowboarding team and are training for the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia!!!!!

Currently, Evan is ranked #1 in the World and Amy is ranked #1 in the U.S. and #2 in the World in their sport of Para-snowboard Boardercross. Boardercross is a race down a hill and through jumps, burms, and obstacles.

Congratulations, Amy and Evan!!!

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Amputee Children spend week at Disney for Softball Camp, WESH Channel 2, 6/11/2013

The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball team is in Orlando this week doing some great things for kids!

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Kent Solheim in Huffington Post article, “Green Berets Overcome Loss of Limbs and Look To Help Others Do The Same,” 5/26/2013

POA’s Kent Solheim took part in this years’ Warrior 100 Bike Ride, an event hosted by former president George W. Bush at his ranch to honor wounded veterans. Kent remains on active duty as an amputee. We thank him for his continued service to our country and people, and his strong commitment to the families of fallen Special Ops soldiers. Kent is involved with a non-profit group called The Chatham Bay Foundation http://www.firstgiving.com/chathambayfoundation which sponsors yearly SCUBA diving trips and instruction to the families of Special Ops soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice. “I want to do for these families what I would have wanted people to do for my wife and kids if I had not made it back,” says Kent. If you are looking for a way to show your gratitude to our nation’s heroes, this program, where every dollar donated will be used to pay for the SCUBA event, is a great cause.  Click on the following link to read the Huffington Post Article, Green Berets Overcome Loss Of Limbs And Look To Help Others Do The Same

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POA’s Chris Self Captures GOLD in Cycling at Warrior Games!, 5/12/2013

Chris and Dana Self….hanging out with Prince Harry at the 2013 Warrior Games.   And by the way, Chris just captured Gold in cycling for the 2nd year in a row!!!!!   Congrats!!!!

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POA Women (who happen to be amputees) Celebrating Their Abilities

Happy Mother’s Day to all the ladies of POA! <3

LIVE OUT LOUD. Celebrate Your Abilities like these Women (who happen to be amputees) Do!

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