All Athletes

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…

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…