All Athletes

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 I fell asleep 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 in 2010. Travis’s leg was so badly infected that the bone snapped one morning as he was Read More…

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…