CAF/Ossur Mobility Clinic is coming to Orlando on November 1st!  Sign up now!

Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF)/Ossur Mobility Clinic is coming to O-Town on November 1st! Beginners and sports enthusiasts of all ages are encouraged to participate. This is a great clinic; would love to see some of our POA clients there! Click her for event info—>> CRS Ossur Run Clinic Orlando.pdf 1-2014

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Celeste Corcoran, Moving Forward!

Celeste Corcoran attended a CAF running clinic in Boston this weekend. You’re looking great, Celeste! ♥    Click here to view NBC newscast

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POA *Star* Scout Bassett, 7/18/12

For those of you who don’t know the story of Scout Bassett, the attached Challenged Athletes Foundation “Featured Athlete” article gives a good glimpse into her incredible life…. and she’s just getting started! 😉 click here—-> Scout Bassett

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Adaptive Climbing Clinic in New York City, March 15 & 16, 2012

Ronnie Dickson will be instructing an Adaptive Climbing Clinic in New York City on March 15th and 16th. It’s open to people of all ages and physical disabilities…. check it out if you live in the area!

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SGM Chris Self is Participating in 620 mile bike ride as part of CAF’s Operation Rebound

POA patient SGM Chris Self and his wife, Dana, will be participating in a 620 mile/7 day bike ride down the California Coast in October to raise money for the Challenged Athletes Foundation. They would appreciate donations of any amount (see message from Chris below). Chris is a true American hero. He has served in the U.S. Army for 25 years, did 7 tours in Iraq (where he suffered the injuries that caused the amputation of his leg), and is still active service!

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My name is Sergeant Major Christopher Self. I have been in the U.S. Army for 25 years and have served seven tours in Iraq. I am currently still active duty and stationed in Fort Campbell, Kentucky where I live with my wife Dana and our three children, Jordan, 17, Haley, 15, and Reese, 7.
On December 28, 2005, while serving in Iraq, I was involved in a firefight and sustained gunshot wounds to both legs, leaving my right leg paralyzed (severing my sciatic nerve). After seven months, I was tired of being stuck in a wheelchair (and hospital), so my wife, Dana, and I decided that in order for me to live the active lifestyle I had done before my injury, we needed to make a choice. On July 13, 2006, my right leg was amputated. With the help of great prosthetics, the Challenged Athletes Foundation, and a very supportive family, I have competed in numerous triathlons, marathons, and races.
Because of the opportunities CAF has provided for me, maintaining the health I had before my injury has been made possible. I’m able to do the same things I did before 2005 and in some ways, I’m more successful in the competitions I participate in. Now, I’m able to keep up with my kids and play baseball with them in the yard, just like any other father. I could not ask for a better gift.
On October 15th through the 21st,, I along with several other challenged athletes will be riding our bicycles 620 miles down the California coastline over a 7 day period. The purpose of this ride is to raise money and create opportunities and support to people with physical disabilities so that they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics.
Please help me make my goal by going to my website and donating ANY amount you can. Thank you all so much for your continued support that you have given to me and my family.

SGM Christopher and Dana Self, US Army

Follow This Link to visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to support Challenged Athletes Foundation

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Report on Mobility Clinic with Bob Gailey PT in Florida, 5/2011

POA resident Ronnie Dickson (who is also an above knee amputee), reports on the recent Mobility Clinic featuring Bob Gailey, PT on his blog, “Take a Leg Off.” He also writes about other Bob Gailey mobility clinics he has participated in. Click here to read blog >>

“Bush Finishes ride in Big Bend,” CBS New, 4/27/11

Read more about the Warrior 100 3-day bike ride POA’s Chris Self participated in with former President George W. Bush! Click here to read article

*Free* Mobility Clinic for Amputees on 4/30/11 in St. Petersburg, FL, featuring BOB GAILEY, PT!

Ossur and CAF-Florida are sponsoring a *FREE* Mobility Clinic for leg amputees on April 30th in St. Petersburg! Renowned physical therapist BOB GAILEY, PhD, PT as well as Peter Harsch, CP, USA Triathlon certified coach will be your trainers! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!! Click here for event information and on-line registation>