Franklin, Quadruple Amputee, Rides a Bike for the First Time since His Amputations!

Just received some great news and video from Franklin – he rode a bike for the first time since losing all four of his limbs to a near-deadly bacterial infection in 2011. “I hope you guys are okay. One more time I want to share with POA another goal of my life – yesterday was my first time riding (a) bike after my amputations!” After the skin grafts healed, Franklin learned to run, play basketball and ping pong, and now bike riding! We’re so proud of you, Franklin! ‪#‎NoBoundaries‬

POA Kids Represent at 2015 Celebrity Amputee Golf Classic

4 of our POA kids were the lucky recipients of golf clubs and accessories at this year’s Celebrity Amputee Golf Tournament. We’d like to thank the organizer, Dave Bowen, for giving them this great opportunity and intro to golf! ‪#‎NoBoundaries‬

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Rock Climbing Clinic/Speaker for Amputee Support Groups

Ronnie Dickson will be at The Edge Rock Climbing Gym in Melbourne, FL on Mon., 10/6 @ 6:30pm with the Viera Amputee Support group. If you are nearby and would like to join them, feel free to stop by! Ronnie, a certified prosthetist, is an above knee amputee and climbing enthusiast who recently took 2nd place at the Climbing World Championships in Spain. Any amputee groups (outside Florida included) interested in having Ronnie as a speaker or organizing a climbing event, let us know and we’ll make it happen! #noboundaries

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Amputee Keith Severson plays on inline hockey league  #noboundaries

Message and pics from POA client Keith Severson… “Here are a few pictures from my inline hockey league. Always fun to see the other team players see me take off my leg after a game and realize the guy who scored a couple goals is missing a leg. Thanks to the POA team and to Steve Chamberland of 50legs.org! He was a huge reason I was able to get out to POA. Without his assistance I would still be in my old set up not getting to play the sports I love.” #noboundaries hockey 1 hockey2 hockey3 hockey4 hockey5 hockey6

Jeff Bauman, Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor, Standing Strong! 

Congrats to Jeff Bauman on a great 1st week on his new prosthetic legs at “Camp POA!” Sending a shout out to Steve Chamberland and Celeste Gagnon-Corcoran for getting him here! #noboundaries #BostonStrong #50legsrules

Tanya Khvitsko in Runner’s World Magazine Cover Contest!  Link to Vote Below!

1530332_671719606205032_660755775_nPOA’s Tatsiana “Tanya” Khvitsko has entered this photo in Runner’s World magazine’s 2014 cover contest! Tanya was among the group of amputees climbers that recently took on the Grand Teton mountains! She is a real dynamo with a heart for adventure! Check out Tanya’s incredible journey in the client stories section of our website, and be sure to click on following link to cast your vote!!!!! http://covercontest.runnersworld.com/entry/1370/

POA Client Evan Strong nominated for ESPN ESPYS!  Vote! Vote! Vote! Every day until July 16!

Evan Strong, POA client and 2014 Winter Paralympic Games Gold Medal Winner, needs our votes!! He’s been nominated for the ESPYS in Best Male Athlete with a disability category. This is the most prestigious award from ESPN! Vote now and every day until July 16!  Click Here to access ESPN Link for Voting

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