When Hulk Hogan was at POA a few weeks ago with 50 Legs.org to check up on a little girl he had sponsored for a prosthetic leg, he also sat down with Rebekah Gregory who happened to be in town for a prosthetic fitting. They discussed how the Boston Bombing had impacted Rebekah and her son, and what eventually led her to establish Rebekah’s Angels Foundation,
a non-profit created to help children with PTSD due to trauma. They also had some nice things to say about POA and our POA kids!
POA client Jeff Bauman looking great on the red carpet with actor Jake Gyllenhaal, who plays Jeff in the movie, “Stronger,” which opened on Sept 22nd! Jeff is wearing his “designer” POA prosthetic legs and sporting two fabulous TaiLor Made prosthetic feet!
Almost two years have passed since the Boston Marathon bombing forever altered the lives of Jeff Bauman and Celeste Corcoran. In the time since that day they have both shown tremendous courage, dignity, determination. And they both have such a great sense of humor, which we all enjoy!
POA’s Celeste Corcoran appeared on the Today Show this morning with along with her daughter, Sydney and sister Carmen to talk about the upcoming Boston Marathon and all the emotions connected with it. You are looking strong and beautiful, Celeste. Our hearts will be with you! #CorcoranStrong#CelesteRocks
We are so proud of Celeste Corcoran and all the great progress she made in just two weeks! Friday, her last day at POA, was also a day of empowerment. Stan Patterson had the honor of being her first haircut client in our makeshift salon. 🙂 After that, Stan taught Celeste to how drive a car with her prosthetic legs using the X3 microprocessor leg in ‘drive’ mode for the gas, and her left (BK) leg on the brake. She was a little apprehensive at first, but the lesson went off without a hitch, and another obstacle to Celeste’s independence was conquered! Next was a session with personal trainer Jim Borda in our fitness facility. He worked with Celeste to put together a series of core strengthening exercises to improve her balance and walking. Following video shows highlights of the day –> Celeste Corcoan Takes Her Life Back