All Athletes

Mike Assefa

I’ve played sports all my life and have always been an active person. Track & field, baseball, and basketball were some of the sports I played in high school, but football was the on that really excited me and got my blood pumping. There was always two games going on, one was the actual game Read More…

Brent Lambert

After my amputation two and half years ago I decided I wanted to be as active as I possibly could be. Learning to ride a bicycle proved to be great rehab and I soon progressed to riding an average of 120 miles/wk. While this was an encouragement to me I really wanted to be able Read More…

Micaela Tucker

Micaela is 16 years old and became a part of ABR in January 2013. She was born with Amniotic Band Syndrome, resulting in a congenital aka on her left side and fibular hemimelia on her right leg. Micaela was fitted for her first prosthesis when she was 10 months old. She played softball for 6 Read More…

Michael Spence

Hometown: Powell, TN Favorite Running Event: Susan G. Komen Knoxville 5K Best Moment: Being able to run the Komen 5K within two weeks of being fit with the running prosthesis Michael Spence is a left knee disarticulation amputee as the result of a motorcycle accident in April 2006 when he was 22 years old. Michael Read More…

Zachariah Pfenning

Zachariah wanted to try and play other sports but his leg just wouldn’t let him get to his potential so he was afraid to try. Zach broke a lot of parts trying to participate in sports. When we met with Amputee Blade Runners they were able to build him a running leg and in the Read More…

Cliff Kolinsky

A little over a year ago I had to make the hardest decision of my life.  The surgeon gave me less than twenty-four hours to decide if I was going to try to save my leg or have it amputated.  Ultimately, I decided to have my leg amputated because the surgeon said that I would Read More…

Katie Krog

I am a junior studying Spanish and neuroscience at Vanderbilt University, and I am a right-leg above the knee amputee. I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in my right femur at the age of nine, at which time I received an internal prosthesis. Due to complications and a nasty infection, my knee became stuck bent, and Read More…

Kenbe

Kenbe will soon be 3 years old and will start running after Andrew!  We are all excited to see our youngest runner in action at the Endeavor Games next year.  

Myles McDonald

Myles is a very athletic child. He plays basketball, soccer, rides motorbikes, and will probably start horseback riding this summer. He has been averaging three rebounds per game in basketball. If he had a sports leg, I think it would even the playing field between him and the other children. Myles is also very determined. Read More…

Noah McLaughlin

Noah was born August 11, 1999 in Mattoon, Illinois. He was born without any fingers or a lower right leg. Despite these birth defects Noah was normal kid. He was very motivated even as a toddler and exceeded his PT and OT goals set before by his therapists. At one when Noah started walking, we Read More…