10 minutes after trying running legs for the very first time, Ruthie was already confident enough to take off on her own! Then there was no stopping her!
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
Check out POA client Richard Browne’s inspiring story. (At about the 8:45 minute mark is a segment filmed at POA). Tragedy to Triumph The Richard Browne Story
Browne is in Doha with #TeamUSA this week at the IPC Athletics Track & Field World Championships. Here’s his schedule: 10/24, 200m semifinals; 10/25, 200m finals; 10/29, 100m semifinals and finals; 10/31, 4x100m Relay Final. Browne has broken all records in his sport, and is going for all the Gold! You can watch LIVE at http://www.paralympic.org/doha-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
Internal beta testing of the TaiLor Made prosthetic foot continues at POA! Mabio demonstrates how he is able to run and play soccer with complete control and stability he has never felt before. #noboundaries
Watch Destiny run for the first time EVER! Thanks to Steve Chamberland and 50legs.org for donating the running blades that made this possible! #noboundaries
POA’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/