7-year-old POA Orlando client Katie Eddington made the news twice this week; first in her home state of Kentucky and then on CNN national news! This pint-size dynamo made the decision to amputate her leg last December, and has never looked back! During her most recent visit to POA we fit her with a running prosthesis with a special blade, and now Katie is training to run a 5K. Run like the wind, Katie! #POAproud #NoBoundaries
CNN article/video: http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/05/health/katie-eddington-amputee-runs-5k-trnd/index.html
WKYT TV video:
CNN article/interview with amputees regarding the proposed Medicare policy changes and effect they would have on prosthetic care. –> CNN Article on Medicare prosthetic rule change. For those of you who may not be aware, Brian Mast, one of amputees featured in this article, is running for Congress! We’re very proud of Brian and excited about the good work he could do for our Country if elected. Thank your for your continued service, Brian. MastforCongress.com
From Amputee Coalition: “The ONLY comments that will be considered by the Medicare committee are those that are submitted in writing. PLEASE- if you have not yet sent your letter, we encourage you to do so. We need to have our voices heard! Prosthetics are #NOTALUXURY!
email Stacy Brennan, MD — DMAC_DRAFT_LCD_Comments@anthem.com
Supporter letter– http://bit.ly/1JA1zMQ
Patient/ Consumer letter- http://bit.ly/1fI3rXM
Jordan Thomas was interviewed by CNN’s Anderson Cooper yesterday regarding the recovery process for amputees. He will be providing support to the Boston Marathon bombing victims in a few weeks. Great work, Jordan! CNN Interview Link
To read more about Jordan, click here.
Chris and Dana Self were featured on CNN’s Piers Morgan program last night as part of a segment on George W. Bush and his commitment to support our troops. President Bush recently hosted the 2nd Warrior 100K mountain bike ride, and Chris has participated in both of them.
Chris Self on CNN's Piers Morgan Show
POA patient Scout Bassett is in the news again! For those of you who don’t know her incredible story, prepare to be amazed and inspired! Click following link to view KESQ interview/video. You can also read more about Scout in the “Living Proof” section of our website. Click here to view KESQ interview
The discussion continues…. Was Anthony cut from his high school baseball team for the right reasons? Should high school sports be just about winning, or more than that? Join in the debate on HLN’s “Prime Time” Facebook page. Click here to view a direct link to this post on POA’s Facebook page.