POA on Central Florida Spotlight

POA was featured on WFTV Channel 9 “Central Florida Spotlight” today!

POA on Central Florida Spotlight

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Video preview of “Central Florida Spotlight” feature on POA!

Video preview of “Central Florida Spotlight” feature on POA which will air this Sunday, 8/11 at 12:30pm on ‪#‎WFTV‬ Channel 9. –>Preview video of POA on Central Florida Spotlight

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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 No Boundaries” – video featuring many of our Amputee Athletes

This video features many of our amaaaaazing amputee athletes – April Holmes, Scout Bassett, Amy Purdy, Evan Strong, Ronnie Dickson… (just to name a few 🙂 May you be inspired to pursue your own dreams, whatever they might be!   POA No Boundaries

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A heartfelt message for the people who suffered limb loss as a result of the terrorist bombing at the Boston Marathon

An editorial by Karen Hughes, Web/Social Media at POA

YOU ARE NOT ALONE

My heart goes out to you. I lost my leg above the knee to cancer when I was just 13 years old, and have known the fear and despair you must feeling as you look down at your missing limb(s) and think, “what kind of life am I going to have now?”  If I could, I’d visit each and every one of you in your hospital rooms, wrap my arms around you and your loved ones and let you know that it’s going to be ok. You are alive. You are loved. You will recover. You are not alone.

Close your eyes and feel the support of our nation’s people–both able bodied and differently abled–united in prayer and hope for your success.

If you find yourself overwhelmed and confused as you navigate the challenges of learning to live your life with prosthetic limbs, reach out to to the incredibly supportive community of people living with limb loss. There are stories and articles available on the internet which provide useful information, as well as social media websites like the Amputee Coalition’s Facebook Page and Empowering Amputees, which offer encouragement and peer support.

Take a deep breath and know that when you stand and take your first steps, you will not be alone. The entire nation has your back, and we won’t let you fall.  And remember this; the only limits you have are the ones that you set for yourself.  You’ve got this.   Video link: You Are Not Alone: Amputees Living Full and Active Lives

With all my love, prayers and hope for your successful recovery,

Karen

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MeiMei wins 1st Place in Youth Category at PTRC Triathlon!

Sending a huge shout out and congratulations to POA’s **MeiMei White!** MeiMei finished FIRST in the Youth Category at the Paratriathlon Regional Championship held in Clermont, FL on March 23rd. She is now one of the Top Contenders for the National Championship!!! WOW! Great job, MeiMei! We are so proud of you!!  Article from USA Triathlon Florida Region website

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OPAF’s introducing First Row in Orlando next month! Ever try adaptive rowing or skulling? Here’s your chance!

OPAF is introducing a new First Clinic next month here in Orlando! First Row will be an introduction to adaptive rowing and skulling and will be held on Friday evening, February 22nd on the tennis courts of the Caribe Royale Resort. The staff of South Orlando Rowing Association will be on hand with “ergs”to offer you the chance to try adaptive rowing.

Ronnie Dickson leads another successful Rock Climbing Clinic, 1/12/2013

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

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Team POA represents at the USA Triathlon Florida Region Paratriathlon Camp, July 13-15, 2012

Three of our POA patients – Ellie, MeiMei and Gustavo, participated in the USA Triathlon Florida Region Paratriathlon Camp held in Orlando July 13-15, 2012. POA’s Mabio Costa, an accomplished paratriathlete, was a guest speaker at the Camp. He was there to offer encouragement and provide inspiration to the challenged athletes in attendance.

Way to go, Team POA!

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