ABR Class 2017

Brett McNinch

I was always an athletic kid growing up in Ohio. I ran track in high school and continued running as an adult. In 2012, I ran my first triathlon then my first marathon. In 2014, I was hit by a car while on my motorcycle. My right arm and left leg were pretty mangled. Several Read More…

Eli Ottenwess

Eli was born Fibular Hemimelia of the right leg, and had a Symes amputation of his right foot when he was 7 months old. Eli received his first prosthetic leg when he was 11 months old. Until we met Aaron Fitzsimmons and came in contact with ABR, the prosthetic legs that Eli had were unable Read More…

Elayne Boles

Elayne is an active 6 year old, born with Amniotic Band Syndrome (ABS) causing her to have a congenital Left below the knee amputation. She had her first walking prosthetic at 8 months old. Our experiences with prosthetics before ABR, was she had limited movement, a lot of prosthesis didn’t have experience with kids and Read More…

Delaney Kerby

My name is Delaney Kerby, I am 20 years old, and I am your average Texas gal trying to survive college, with one exception; I only have one leg. I’m a Symes amputee, so I’m only missing my foot, but I just say leg so it makes more sense. I became an amputee when I Read More…

Ryan Wolak

My name is Ryan Wolak. I am an 11 year old with a congenital birth defect called Fibular Hemimelia. I was born missing my fibula bone in my right leg. (2 Fun Facts: 1 in 30,000 are born with this condition and the fibula bone is the most common missing long bone in the body). Read More…

Elizabeth Harris

Elizabeth Guan-Xin Harris was born in Mainland China and was adopted by her family in November 2013. Born with congenital deformities of both lower limbs, she was confined and limited in her mobility her first years of life. Through the intervention of dozens of physicians, prosthetists, therapists, and volunteers including ABR, she is now living Read More…

Jeff Belcher

My name is Jeff Belcher and I live in the small town of Hudson, Ohio which is thirty miles south of Cleveland…home of the NBA Champions, Cleveland Cavaliers! I grew up in the Connecticut and was involved in many sports as a child. I was offered an athletic scholarship to play tennis at Old Dominion Read More…

Hannah Longmire

Hannah was adopted from South Korea at the age of 2. She was born with limb malformations of her hands and feet. Soon after joining her family, it was determined that Hannah’s feet needed to be amputated. Hannah received her first prosthetics at the age of three. Hannah’s family includes 7 siblings who are involved Read More…

Ethan Menges

In September 2015, two weeks before my 24th birthday, I became a quadruple amputee. After graduating college at Northwestern I had big plans that included starting my career as an Actuary, competing in a triathlon, and then preparing for an ironman and ultra marathon. Unfortunately, plans changed in January 2015 as I was walking out of Read More…