All Athletes

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…

Leah Burris

Leah is 6 years old and became a part of ABR in May of 2014. She was born with Fibular Hememilia of her left leg. Leah’s left foot was amputated when she was ten months old.      Since returning from Nashville with her running blade in May, Leah competed in and completed her first Read More…

Brian Douglas

Born without both tibias, Brian Douglass parent’s decided quickly that amputation was his best chance to live an active and full life and opted for a double amputation shortly before his first birthday.Since that time, Brian has never looked back displaying a determined spirit and participating in various athletic events whenever he has the chance.Wearing Read More…

Julia Hurst

From Ohio, Julia, was such a pleasure to work with while in town. She sent in this note after her time with us… “What I am most excited to do with my leg is to run. What I also plan to do with my running leg is sports, running, track, and cross country.A running leg Read More…

Alex Koslow

I was born in Vladimir, Russia, and adopted at the age of two and a half from a Russian orphanage. I was born with an uncommon and complex congenital birth defect called, proximal femoral focal deficiency (PFFD). PFFD is a deficiency that affects the development of the pelvis, particularly the hip bone, and the proximal Read More…

Owen McNear

 Despite everyone’s best efforts, Owen lost his left lower leg.  He had a wonderful team of therapists who had him in a prosthesis starting when he could crawl.  Having a prosthesis has never slowed Owen down.  He did everything other children of his age did.  He has never sought any special treatment due to his prosthesis.  He has impressed and Read More…

Riley Adams

I was born 3 months early with Amnionic Band Syndrome. As a result, I was born without my left leg. I started walking around the age of one and got my first prosthesis  from Shriner’s hospital. A few years later I started seeing a prosthetist in my area and continued going there until I was Read More…

Joel Black

An avid outdoorsman, Joel is a 36 year old originally from Pennsylvania. He has been a below the knee amputee for 17 years, after losing his leg due to a rock climbing accident in college. Since losing his leg, Joel has finished college and traveled all over the country and internationally. He has led 30 Read More…