The Golf Channel recently interviewed POA’s Jordan Thomas (bi-lateral amputee). At age 22, Jordan is a scratch golfer, high-achieving college student, and President of his own Foundation which benefits child amputees.
10-year-old Cameron hasn’t had a lot of good breaks in the past few years. Diagnosed with cancer at the age of 8, he underwent an above knee amputation and extensive chemotherapy to save his life. We met Cameron a few months ago when he and his mom visited our office to see if we could fit him with a leg that would allow him to be more comfortable, ride his bike, and participate in sports. Cameron checked out the “golf center” currently under construction at POA and excitedly told us that he was learning to play. Last week, he was thrilled to receive his new prosthetic leg and eager to go home and try it out. But we had a surprise for him before he left…. 🙂 Stan’s friends from Edwin Watts Golf on Turkey Lake Rd, Orlando, brought Cameron everything he would need to get him out on the golf course in style! – a bag filled with U.S. Kids golf clubs; golf balls; a U.S. Kids visor; Nike golf shoes; and Puma shirt and shorts to complete the look! Thanks to Edwin Watts Golf, U.S. Kids, and Nike for all your help!
POA was well represented at the Celebrity Amputee Golf Classic held at ChampionsGate Golf Club on Friday! In addition to staff members Stan, Roger, Reggie and Juan, several of our patients also participated: Thanks to Josh, Randy, Zee, Bruce, Kevin, Dan, Jordan, Mark and Clay for coming out! The event coordinator, Dave Bowen, said this tournament was the most successful one they’ve ever had! Proceeds from this charity will go to provide prosthetic care for the people of Haiti. Following are some photos from the event. To view more photos, please visit our Facebook page using the following link: POA Facebook Photo Album – Celebrity Amputee Golf Classic
Jordan Thomas appeared on the Golf Channel’s “Golf in America” feature tonight. They did an excellent job of showing how this remarkable young man has turned his own personal tragedy into something positive for others. Click here to view the Golf Channel video.
POA patient Ken Green returned to the “Legends of Golf” tour last month, teaming with good friend Mark Calcavecchia. a href=”http://savannahnow.com/sports/2011-04-20/friendship-has-green-back-legends”> Click here to read article
Ken Green returned to professional golf today for the first time since the accident that took his leg. The following article gives background information on Ken, his accident and his journey back to professional golf.
Jordan Thomas has been a POA patient since March 2007.