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
POA is honored and delighted to be partnering with FSU, Georgia Institute of Technology, Quantum Motion Medical and St. Petersburg College on this important project — development of the next generation of prosthetic limbs for military veteran amputees. VA Administration Award Article
POA patient Chris Self was one of the participants featured in this documentary on the recent 100K Bike Ride with former President George W. Bush to raise awareness of Wounded Warriors. Click here to view the FOX News documentary>>
An update and great photos from final day of Warrior 100K 3-Day ride POA patient Chris Self is participating in along with former President George Bush. Click here to view article
POA Patient Staff Sgt. John Walding of Texas is a Special Forces sniper instructor and the first amputee to graduate from the Special Forces Sniper Course. Click on the following link to view the OandP.com article
Capt. Dan Luckett of the Army’s 101st Airborne Division is assigned to one of the most dangerous parts of Afghanistan, the Zhari district just north of Kandahar city, where Taliban attacks are common. He goes on patrols, lifts weights in his spare time and is second in command of his company.
That may not sound unusual. What is unusual is that Luckett is a double amputee, after injuries he received in combat in Iraq in 2008.
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