Leo Morales lost his leg at the hip to cancer in 2008. We met he and his wife a few months later, when they arrived in the U.S. looking for a prosthetic practice that would be willing to work with him to achieve his goals. As a hip disarticulate, that would require a a lot of motivation and dedication from Leo, and he delivered it, 110%.
When he returned to Mexico, Leo made a promise that he would bring disability awareness into the spotlight in his country. Next month, Leo will be attempting to establish a new Guiness World diving Record by descending 122 meters into the ocean. Leo is receiving extensive attention from the press regarding this feat, and he is using it to fulfill the promise he made to Stan.
From Leo Morales… “Please show and share with all my loved friends there in POA. Thanks to all of you guys, you give me the motivation to establish a world record. Please tell Stan he make this happen. See you soon.” Click on following link to view the video “DEEP DIVING WORLD RECORD (for) PEOPLE (with) DIFFERENT CAPABILITIES”——->> Leo Morales
To read more about Leo, check out his Patient Profile Page Leo Morales, Hip Disarticulate Amputee
Next month, POA’s Leo Morales of Cancun, Mexico will be attempting to break a Guiness World diving Record by descending 122 meters into the ocean! Leo tells us he is keeping a promise he made to himself and Stan several years ago, “to use his life to inspire others and prove that amputees can still do amazing things.” Leo’s leg was amputated at the hip in 2008 after he was diagnosed with cancer. Soon after he and his wife traveled to the U.S. searching for the right solution for his prosthetic care. POA was his first stop…. and the rest is history! We are proud of Leo and all he has accomplished – especially how he continues to challenge himself. He’s already a champion…. Bravo, Leo!!! Click on the following link to read Leo’s patient profile —>Leo Morales Patient Page
Leo continues to achieve every goal he sets for himself, the latest of which he accomplished today; he trained for and completed his first 5K walk/run in Cancun, Mexico!! Leo’s ultimate goal is to participate in the New York marathon! He’s already told Stan he better get in shape because they are going to do it together! 😉 Congratulations, Leo!