All Athletes

Cynthia “Cyndi” Hamlin

Home State: Oregon I was born with a disease called neurofibromatosis. With this it brought many surgeries, more than I can count or even know about. When I was older they realized my left leg was shorter than my right leg. So, I was fitted with a significant lift on the left foot and a clunky Read More…

Jagmunir “Jag” Sankar

Hometown:  Concord, North Carolina Age: 56 My Motto:  “Move forward and do not stop exploring” In April of 2008 I was hit by a forklift. This accident resulted in me almost losing my right foot. I went through surgery to have it reconstructed. The doctors had to take a vein and a muscle from my Read More…

Lisa Willis

Home State: Maryland Before amputation Prior to my amputation I was a very active teaching fitness and boot camp classes on a part-time basis. I am a licensed clinical counselor and have always been very passionate about helping others live a healthy lifestyle. I was involved in gymnastics as a child and started weight training Read More…

Patrick Catlin

I was born and raised in a large family in a small town called Spencer, New York. We lived on a small family farm. I grew up hunting , fishing and camping. Like most country boys I loved anything to do with the outdoors. I was an average student and did not get involved with Read More…

Jacob Rainey

I have been an amputee for a little over 2 years. I lost my leg in a football injury where I severed my popliteal artery and medical complications followed. From day one of my injury my goal has been to return to the football field and play quarterback, the position that I had grown to Read More…

Les Dokkestul

I’ve been an amputee for 40 years, having lost my leg in a farm accident when I was ten years old.  Growing up and making due with legs that wouldn’t allow me to run was my biggest challenge, but I made due the best I could.  I had always played sports, and downhill skied on Read More…

Jerod Wesxtten

I’m 35 and have been a left below knee amputee since April 2nd, 2013.  In 2006 I had a crushing injury to my foot and suffered from permanent nerve damage which left me unable to run and walk normally.  I was in constant pain and noticed that my quality of life was going downhill fast.  Growing up racing Read More…

Christina Stephens

I have been an amputee since February, 2013 as a result of a traumatic injury. My doctors did not give me the option to amputate, but because I am an occupational therapist and a clinical researcher, I researched the outcomes of limb salvage versus amputation and discovered that people have more positive outcomes after amputation Read More…

Troy Cronin

My name is Troy Cronin and i am currently a junior at Northampton high school. When I was almost two years old I was infected with bacterial Meningitis. Doctors gave me a ten percent chance of surviving my first night, but with the support of many doctors and my family I survived and just a Read More…

Greg Young

Hailing from the Lone Star State, Greg Young has been the definition of an amputee athlete since having an amputation due to a traumatic accident in 2013.  Just a few weeks after his amputation, Greg returned to lifting weights 4-5 days a week and still has bigger hopes to continue to participate in a wide variety Read More…