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


POA patient Mabio Costa Participates in Triathlons!, 3/2011

Read the story of Mabio Costa, a below knee amputee and athlete who moved to the U.S. from Brazil in order to have access to prosthetic limbs that would enable him to compete in sports at the highest levels. Click here to read Mabio’s story >>

Scout Bassett, “Humbled and Honored at the 2011 Endurance LIVE Awards,” CAF Blog, 2/3/11

Scout gave POA a “shout out” on the CAF Blog. Beautiful words from a beautiful person. We’re proud to have her as a member of the POA family! Click on the following link to view the CAF Blog

POA patient Scout Bassett was honored at the 2011 Endurance LIVE Awards Gala

Scout was honored as the “Challenged Athlete of the Year” at the 2011 Endurance LIVE Gala held in San Diego, California on January 21st. We are so proud of her! Congratulations, Scout!!! read more »

Prosthetic & Orthotic Associates patient, double amputee veteran Mike Fradera, is participating in the Walt Disney World Half Marathon Today

Go, Mike!! Click on the following link to view the Orlando Sentinel article

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Injured warriors face a different fight today

Disabled Veterans Inspired by Athletics

POA Patient Kent Solheim in University of Louisville Magazine Spring 2010 issue, “The Green Beret”

Great article about Maj.Kent Solheim, a Green Beret soldier who lost his leg while on a mission in Iraq. You can also see a video of him running in the “Sports Training” section of our website. Click on the following link to view the UL Magazine article

10-year-old POA Patient Jake Bainter and family featured on ESPN’s “Outside the Lines”, 8/29/2010

This documentary tells the touching story of a chance encounter between Jake and 72-year-old Bill Hansbury on the date Jake’s leg was scheduled to be amputated. You can click on the following link to view the segment and read the written article: Chance Encounter Sparks Friendship

“POA Above Knee Amputee Patient Nate Winters Returns to Pitching/Baseball!” – video by local TV station WFTV (3/24/10)

At the time Nate Winters lost his leg in a boating accident 20 months ago he was already highly rated by college recruiters interested in signing the talented pitcher when he completed high school. One of the first goals Nate set for himself when he began his rehabilitation was to return to the mound as a member of the Winter Park High School JV baseball team. With a lot of hard work and determination Nate was able to achieve that goal this week! We at POA are very proud of him, and look forward to watching Nate succeed at whatever goals he chooses to pursue in the future. click here to view video