We had a great time with Jack and his family last week! It was especially fun when Steve Chamberland brought some of his other 50legs.org kiddos up to meet them. Another bonus was that William, who is about Jack’s age, was scheduled for an appt. that day, too. Party at POA! Happy Tuesday, everyone!
There’s nothing better than seeing our POA kids get up and running….and having fun! Last week was a great one at POA, helping kids with all levels of amputation get moving! It didn’t matter what their level of amputation or how many limbs they were missing (single, bilateral, and quadruple amputees), they worked hard and played hard – together. One of the boys’ mom told us that he is frequently bullied at school and doesn’t know how to make friends. She’s hoping with his new prosthesis, confidence, and friendships that he will have a much better school experience next year. One of the many reasons we love to come to work every day. #ChangingLives #NoBoundaries
Had a great week with fireman Matt Hicks! He reported that he is back to all his regular activities, including actively fighting fires, which involves moving quickly and crawling around in small spaces. So proud of his success and blessed to be a part of it, along with Steve Chamberland and 50legs.org.
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
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
Just a few weeks after his return to Ohio with new prosthetic leg fit with boot, POA client Matt Hicks is back on the job as a fireman! #NoBoundaries
Following news story was filmed at POA last week. Ireland Nugent update WKMG Orlando
Ireland happily left POA this afternoon with her new prosthetic legs, “Princess Minnie” and “Dora.” <3 Ireland Nugent’s Big Day video, by POA
There was not a dry eye in the house as Ireland took her first steps on her new prosthetic legs. The first thing she asked Stan was, “I’m going to take my legs home?” ♥ How could he say no? Ireland left wearing the check sockets which were generously decorated with Dora the Explorer stickers (Stan’s great idea!!!). Tomorrow she will receive her laminated sockets; one with a Dora design and the other with a Minnie Mouse theme. WESH News Orlando Feature on Ireland Nugent’s First Steps