We are very proud of Marko Cheseto – a great athlete and even greater man! He ran the TCS New York marathon and set a new record for bilateral (double) below knee amputees – 2 hours, 52 minutes, 33 seconds. And that was his first marathon! Then Marko returned home to Orlando and became a U.S. citizen the next day. What an amazing week!
Regas Woods, a congenital bilateral above knee amputee and Paralympic athlete, sent us a photo of him with a pretty incredible new friend. “I met the coolest little famous guy in the airport this morning,” wrote Regas. His name is Zion Harvey, and he’s the first kid to have a bilateral hand transplant. He also has two prosthetic legs. Zion was really excited to meet someone like Regas who excels at competitive sports, even though he has two prosthetic legs. Check out his story below.
We build customized running legs for the tallest (POA paralympian Regas Woods) and the smallest (future POA paralympian and doctor, Bella). ? Whether you run for fun or paralympic medals, Your Success Is Our Passion! #Rio2016 #NoBoundaries
#POA client and U.S. Paralympics snowboarder Amy Purdy is on the Sept/Oct cover of STRONG Fitness Magazine! If you’d like a copy, it should be in stores within the next couple of weeks. #NoBoundaries #Inspiration
POA clients Scout Bassett (AK amputee), April Holmes (BK amputee) and Regas Woods (bilateral AK amputee) are getting ready to fly! Scout was in town last week for a prosthetic tune-up, Regas will be in this week, and April, who lives in the area, is training hard! We can’t wait to see the results of all their hard work when they represent Team USA at the Paralympic Games in Rio! The Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Rio Paralympics will be on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. #POAproud #NoBoundaries #Rio2016
POA clients Scout Basset, April Holmes, and Regas Woods are going to be representing #TeamUSA at the 2016 Paralympic Games in rio de janeiro, Brazil! Marko Cheseto will be there as well, representing his home country of Kenya. We could not be more proud of these world class athletes, and look forward to cheering them on!
At POA, your Success is our Passion. We specialize in engineering and fitting high-performance, high-technology prostheses. Whatever your goals may be, our team of professionals have one focus: to provide you with a prosthesis that will allow you to achieve them. #NoBoundaries
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Scout tried out her new sprinting leg set-up for the first time at a local track. Learning how to run with a knee is a whole different technique, and although it's going to take some time to master, she's off to an amazing start! #NoFear #RoadToRio #WhateverItTakes
Posted by Prosthetic & Orthotic Associates (POA) on Monday, November 16, 2015
So proud of Scout and all she has accomplished since we first met her at age 11! It’s been a pleasure watching her bloom, grow, and become a phenomenal athlete. Next stop, IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha, Qatar in October! #NoBoundaries #TeamUSA
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