Lakeshore Foundation in Birmingham, Alabama hosted its first Össur Running and Mobility Clinic, welcoming over two dozen amputees. These free clinics are intended to help amputees achieve their running and mobility goals–whether that’s learning to walk again or fine-tuning their sprinting skills. Össur clinicians were also available to answer questions and offer support. Four time Paralympian, World Record holder and Team Össur member, April Holmes also attended and participated in the give presentation.
Össur kicked off the clinic with a surprise give to Madalyn Hines, a 5-year-old native of Montgomery, Alabama who was born with proximal femoral focal deficiency (PFFD), a congenital condition that necessitated amputation when she was 1. Madalyn received an Össur Flex-Run Junior™ which will enable her to keep doing the things she enjoys, performing and going to the beach with her family. Special thanks to Ben Percival, LPO and Alabama Artificial Limb & Orthopedic Service in Montgomery, AL, for making Madalyn’s give possible.
To view pictures from the event, click here.
Össur has partnered with CAF for more than 20 years. Since 1971, the Icelandic company has been dedicated to developing technologies that help people enjoy ‘Life Without Limitations.’ Each year, hundreds of people with limb loss participate in Össur Running and Mobility Clinics presented by CAF across the U.S.
The final Össur Running and Mobility Clinic presented by CAF will take place in San Diego, CA on October 21st. To register for that event, click here.
Challenged Athlete Foundation’s Access for Athletes Grant application is now open. Click here to apply.