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Bill Chantelois

Bilateral Above the knee

On February 28, 2009, Bill was in a snowmobile accident that caused extensive injuries to his lower legs, head lacerations, a fractured orbital bone, fractured ribs and back, and a partially deflated lung. Doctors had to amputate both legs, one[…]

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Kate Ross

Unilateral Right Leg Above the knee

After a week of finals and working 50+ hours, Kate fell asleep while driving one night. She hit the guardrail, which sliced through the bottom of her right leg. Surgeons were unable to save her leg and had to amputate.[…]

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Anthony Robles

Unilateral Right Leg Above the knee

Although Anthony was born with only one leg, he excelled at sports, using his upper body strength developed from using crutches. He won two Arizona State wrestling championships and became a nationally ranked college wrestler. After years of using crutches,[…]

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James Scesa

Unilateral Right Leg Above the knee

James lost his right leg in a tragic dirt bike accident in June 2011. After being fitted with an above-knee prosthetic and committing himself to physical therapy, he plays golf, tackles home improvement projects and hoists both pumpkins and his[…]

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Jamie Smith-Sessa

Unilateral Right Arm Above elbow

On July 12, 2011, Jamie was severely injured in a motorcycle accident. With his strong will to live and the love and support of his family, he survived brain trauma, chronic pain and the loss of his dominant right arm.[…]

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Tim Herman

Bilateral Below the knee

Tim is an avid golfer with a below-knee prosthetic and equally low handicap. Catch him at the National Amputee Golf Association’s annual tournament.

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