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Double Amputee Completes Boston Marathon

Double Amputee Completes Boston Marathon

ABR Ambassador Daryl Farler made the entire amputee community proud when he completed the 120th Boston Marathon in April.  “To me, Boston is the pinnacle of running in America. The only thing I would put remotely close to it is the Olympics, and I’m never going to be able to run in the Olympics,” the Read More…

Ryan Wallace Thank You Letter

Ryan Wallace Thank You Letter

Dear Amputee Blade Runners, ABR has given me a gift that permeates my life on a much greater level than a typical tangible item could. A gift that enhanced me during the qualification process and a gift that gives during the effort to pay it forward. It is a gift that upon reflection of its Read More…

Alex Klein – Louisiana ABR Athlete

Alex Klein – Louisiana ABR Athlete

From Alex’s Mom, Denise Klein, after our team was able to fit Alex for his 1st running leg in August of 2015 – “Last year at this time, he never would have dreamed of trying out for any athletic organization at his school, even in an intramural capacity. Our community has an extremely competitive and Read More…

Amputee Sweat Management

Sweat management can be one the most challenging of issues for the active amputee to learn to deal with. Excessive sweat is often the cause of painful friction rubs, which will likely limit your activities and can be a big concern for infections.

2015: A Look Back by the Numbers

Thanks to everyone that gave of their time and resources to Amputee Blade Runners in 2015! With your help, we were able to make this past year one to remember.  Below are some numbers that show the impact we were able to have on: 18 Number of new Team Members with Running/Sports Legs 12  Number Read More…

Troy Cronin Article in Daily Hampshire Gazette

NORTHAMPTON — Beating someone in a race is one of the best feelings Troy Cronin has ever had. The Northampton High senior sprinter, who is a double amputee, ran the 100-meter dash in 14.8 seconds for a personal record in a home meet against Longmeadow on Monday. And while he didn’t win, he also didn’t Read More…

Warren Castleberry ‘Time To Run’

By: Juan Villa, jfvilla@visaliatimesdelta.com Debbie Castleberry said when her husband realizes he can do the same as everyone else, he’s going to look around and see he’s inspiring people. That was more than a year ago. If you ask Warren Castleberry today, he’s definitely looked around. “I’m absolutely at that point,” he said. “Every time I Read More…

2014: A Look Back

2014 was a great year for Amputee Blade Runners, so here’s a look back at  how much the we were able to accomplish last year, with the help of so many! 15 new athletes received running blades 21 ABR alumni received additional assistance 60 New custom Sockets made for ABR team members 45 ABR runners and Read More…

ABR recognized with ‘EveryDay SuperHero Award’

The Tennessee Commission on Children & Youth has chosen Amputee Blade Runners, as one of 5 organizations across Tennessee, to receive the 2015 ‘Everyday SuperHero Award.’  The award is based upon the work each organization has done with Children and Youth around the state of Tennessee.  ABR co-founder, Ryan Fann, stated, “This award just validates Read More…