Stories

Elliott James Runs Half Marathon for Blade Runners

Elliott James, 32, lost his leg below the knee while serving in the Army in 2005. After his injury, he struggled emotionally and physically, and was unable to connect with his family and community. Eventually, he got a “running blade,” a prosthesis that enabled him to run again, and this played a critical part in Read More…

ABR awarded Emma 25 Honor

Amputee Blade Runners was recently chosen as one of 25 Non-Profits to be awarded with the Emma 25 status.  This will allow Amputee Blade Runners to free email marketing services for life. To learn more about this award and Emma, please click on the link below. Source: http://myemma.com/emma25/honorees?utm_medi…

Prosthetics & Athletics

Prosthetics and Athletics By: Brandon Burke Have you ever seen those flashy sprinting blades worn by those in the Paralympics, like Blake Leeper, Richard Whitehead, and April Holmes? It seems like they are flying down the track, as fast as any other human could, able-bodied, or not. Most of those runners were once in a Read More…

DJ Vanderwerf / Amputee QB

SWEETWATER — Standing on a soggy practice field at Sweetwater High School on Tuesday, DJ Vanderwerf fired off one pass after another. “Ready. Set, go!” the junior barked as his football teammate, Andrew Campbell, ran downfield. Vanderwerf is set to make his second straight start at quarterback when the Wildcats, who are 4-3 and within Read More…

Brian Douglas Article – Amputee Gets Running Legs

By Robert Nolin, Sun Sentinel He may lack legs, but Brian Douglas is fleet of foot. And now he’ll be sprinting at an even faster pace. The 10-year-old Lauderhill youth proved his mettle earlier this year by running a 5K charity race on rubber braces he calls “stubbies.” His inspiring feat drew the attention of a Read More…

Juliana Smeltz’s Run for ABR

The response on Slippery Rock University’s campus to this endeavor and their support of Amputee Blade Runners was more than I had hoped. Many students and faculty have taken a keen interest in your organization and have asked for information in order to donate to ABR in the future.  There is also much interest in Read More…