POA and 50Legs.org Kids Rock! – #NoBoundaries

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!

POA Kids Defy Disability!  #BeautifulAsYouFeel

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

Fireman Matt Hicks, Below Knee Amputee #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.

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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

Ireland Nugent’s new prosthetic legs!

We fit Ireland Nugent with new prosthetic legs last week. Feeling much more comfortable with the process this time, she even helped Stan cast the molds!     Ireland’s New Legs!♥                      #NoBoundaries

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Ireland Nugent left POA with her finished prosthetic legs!

Ireland happily left POA this afternoon with her new prosthetic legs, “Princess Minnie” and “Dora.”  <3  Ireland Nugent’s Big Day video, by POA

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Ireland Nugent takes her first steps on her prosthetic legs at POA! Our photos and WESH News Video/Article, 6/17/2013

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
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