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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Bree McMahon flys to Boston in Support of Bombing Victims

At the request of the ABC show, 20/20, Bree flew to Boston to meet and give hope to victims who lost limbs as a result of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Bree McMahon on ABC News 20/20

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Bree McMahon Meets with Bombing Victims

POA’s Bree McMahon flew to Boston and shared a message of hope to a woman who lost her leg at the marathon last week in a way only someone who has ‘been there’ could.     Asheville Citizen-Times Article
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Bree McMahon featured on ESPN, “The Comeback,” aired on 8/5/2012

The story of Bree McMahon, from the tragic accident that led to the amputation of her leg above the knee, to her comeback as a participating member of her college soccer team.

Bree McMahon ESPN segment, “The Comeback,” aired 8/5/2012

POA patient Bree McMahon to be featured on ESPN SportsCenter on Sunday, 8/5/2012

Watch ESPN SportsCenter “Between the Lines” on Sunday, Aug. 5th at 10:00 am, 11:00 pm (and shows throughout the day). They are featuring POA patient Bree McMahon in a segment entitled “THE COMEBACK.” (See synopsis below)

Orlando teen soccer player Bree McMahon had her life planned out. Following club soccer season in the fall, she’d star for her high school team and then choose where to continue her athletic career in college. But in September of 2009, at the beginning of her senior year, McMahon’s life was changed forever when she lost her left leg in a bizarre accident. Her senior year was crushed, but her ambition to play college soccer never wavered. Two and a half years after her accident, Bree McMahon staged a comeback to the field, on the college level and with a prosthetic leg, proving that some dreams are worth holding on to.

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Bree McMahon, “Ex-Freedom player defeating the odds,” Orlando Sentinel, 05/15/2012

Bree McMahon was determined to return to the soccer field, and in the 2-1/2 years since the accident that resulted in the amputation of her leg, she has worked hard to make that dream a reality. On April 21st, Bree was put in as goalie in the final game of the spring exhibition season at Brevard College in North Carolina. “I was so nervous,” she said. ” “I was freaking out, but I was still confident. I was hoping I didn’t get scored on, and I did pretty well.” Goal achieved! Now onto the next one, which is competing on the U.S. Paralympic sitting volleyball team in Toronto next month. read more –> Orlando Sentinel article, 5/15/2012 Click here for video link –> Bree McMahon continues her comeback

POA’s Bree McMahon Gives Water Skiing a Try!, 11/26/2011

The McMahon family has much to be thankful for this holiday season. Last weekend they celebrated yet another “first” for Bree since the 2009 accident that resulted in the amputation of one leg above the knee and almost took the other — she waterskied with a special prosthetic leg adapted for use in the water! And of course, in true Bree style, she got up on her first try! Congratulations, Bree! You continue to inspire us and make us proud! Click here to read more about Bree

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POA’s Bree McMahon back on the soccer field!, WKMG News interview, 10/5/2011

POA’s Bree McMahon is in the news again! She’s been working out on the field with her college soccer team, thanks to her new running leg! Click here to view WKMG News segment.

POA patient Bree McMahon featured in FOX News segment, “Teen soccer player preps for surgery,” 5/18/11

Best wishes to Bree as she recovers from her most recent surgery. Click here to see FOX News segment >>