All Athletes

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…

Andrae Jepsen

I have achieved many things in my short time of being an amputee, but the biggest achievement has been and always will be being a “Cancer Survivor”. I have always believed there are things that can take away your life, but Cancer can take over your life and I have chosen not to let it. Read More…

Courtney Baker

Hometown:  Crofton, KY. High School:  Christian County High School Activities:  Competitive Cheerleading, High School Cheerleading, High School Volleyball and Club Volleyball College: Asbury University Activities: Volleyball After completing my first semester of college at Asbury University I packed my car and was headed home for Christmas break on December 13, 2012.  On the way home Read More…

DJ Vanderwerf

People call me “DJ” and I was born in Bradenton, Florida in October 1997. I had a birth defect known as fibular hemimelia, which required amputation of my left foot when I was nine months old. I got my first prosthesis when I was ten months old and started walking unassisted a few months later. Read More…

Travis Mace

Residence : Hendersonville, TN Favorite Cycling Event: the Grand Fondu 62 mile course in Sumner County.  Travis joined ABR in September of 2013. He lost his left leg below the knee in 2011 from an infection that had gotten into his bone that occurred in 2010. Travis’s leg was so badly infected that the bone snapped one morning Read More…