ABR Class 2016

John Van Haren

I had the initial amputation and an Ertl made in 2010. Unfortunately, I suffered from an infection immediately following the procedure and lost more of my leg and the Ertl. I was, however, given a second chance to participate in life with my family after the motocross accident that crushed my foot in 2006. For Read More…

Noah Elliot

I would like to update you on the newest blessings & opportunities occurring since I connected with you all at ABR last year. With this being my first season on a snowboard, when I look around I see nothing but awesome support from family and friends! This past season taught me much about snowboarding and Read More…

Darryl Partridge

Home Town: Clifton Park, New York Activities: Skiing, Cycling, Climbing, Working Out (especially enjoy box jumping, tire flipping, gymnastic rings, obstacle course and agility stuff) Goal: Complete a marathon and help amputees become strong, confident, highly active individuals I am 52 years old, a husband and father of three. Nine years ago a MRI revealed Read More…

Zyra Gorecki

Zyra Gorecki

Brad Beschta

My name is Brad and I was fitted with a running leg in April 2016. It’s been just over a year since receiving my running blade and words cannot describe how much I appreciate and enjoy being able to have the proper equipment to lead a more active lifestyle. As a 23 year old man Read More…

Sidney Smith

My name is Sidney Smith and I would consider myself being active all my life. I’m a fairly new double amputee with only a couple of years under my belt. As soon as I got my first prosthetics legs all I wanted to do is run. I was given walking prosthetics first because my insurance Read More…

James Rutherford

Age: 52 Amputation Date: 12/6/2012 Married to Jennifer; 3 daughters 32, 30 and 6 years old; 3 grand children My amputation was elective, I had 27 previous surgeries and had enough. I searched and found the right doctor. This to date is by far the best decision I have ever made, My pain levels were Read More…

Melanie Rowland

My name is Melanie Rowland and I am 40 years old. I became a below knee amputee at age 18 as the result of a motorcycle accident. I have been fit with nearly every type of prosthetic over the last 21+ years as finding the right one has proven to be a bit difficult. As Read More…

Ian Pulley

My name is Ian, I am 25 years old and because of the American Blade Runners I got my life back. Being born a conjoined twin and thereafter separated from my brother, I still had multiple anatomical abnormalities in my lower body because of a foot malformation I had when I was three years old Read More…

Megan Schabbing

My name is Megan Schabbing and I am a 22 year old, bi-lateral double amputee due to tibial hemimelia from central Illinois. Prior to receiving my Amputee Blade Runner (ABR) prosthetics I was quite active, despite my set-up that I had. All throughout elementary and middle school I was in taekwondo and achieved my black Read More…

Ryan Wallace

Age: 33 Location: South Lake Tahoe, California Occupation: Wrestling Coach, Business Owner and Student I’d like to start my bio by stating the conclusion first, being invited into the ABR family erased my fears of a painful future and instantly unlocked a lifetimes worth of enthusiasm. Cancer took my right but it did not take Read More…