Helping kids get the prostheses they need to lead healthy and active lives.
Too often families cannot afford the prostheses their kids deserve. At the Jordan Thomas Foundation, we make sure every child has what they need to pursue their dreams.
Meet Our Kids
Alora **New JTF Kid**
Alora is a vibrant little girl who loves to read, color, run, dance, climb, swim, and play with her baby sister. She was born with a congenital above knee limb difference on her left leg and started walking independently on her prosthesis at 21 months old. She loves running at the track with her new "running leggy" and her family is so grateful for JTF's ongoing support model so they never have to worry about Alora's ability to participate in the activities and sports she loves being hindered by her prosthetic needs.
Linna **New JTF Kid**
Born with Amniotic Band Syndrome, Linna was adopted from China at 2 1/2 underwent an above the knee amputation after coming to the states in order to be a better candidate for a well-fitting prosthesis. After starting at a local prosthetic clinic and not having a good experience, her family feels so blessed to have found POA when Linna was around four years old. Linna is an extremely active little girl and loves dancing, being in the water, and playing wheelchair basketball and without her running blade (that she wears all the time!), she wouldn’t be able to participate in these activities that she loves and have the same confidence that she possesses to try new things. Linna's family is so grateful for the support of JTF to make sure Linna has access to the prosthetic devices she needs to thrive.
Jaxon **New JTF Kid**
Eight-year-old Jaxon was born with severe Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency and underwent and above knee amputation on his left leg at 11 months old. After years of hard work, Jaxon started walking without assistive devices just before his fourth birthday. He has always been physical and athletic, but struggled to keep up with his peers. Before becoming a JTF Kid and having access to a running blade, Jaxon was never able to truly run in his life. Jaxon loves playing baseball and basketball and is so thankful for JTF and his running blade that now allow him to play the sports he loves alongside his friends and peers.
THE FACTS ABOUT KIDS & PROSTHESES
They Need To Be
Replaced Every 18-24 months
A Single Prosthesis
Can Cost Up To $50,000
Cover ‘Activity’ Limbs
Every kid deserves access to what they need to be a kid.
Donate today to help more child amputees live active, healthy lives.
Meet our founder
“My belief is simple: I believe every kid deserves access and the opportunity to pursue their dreams and goals. It is that simple.”
» Jordan Thomas, Founder
Who we are
After losing both his legs below the knee in a boating accident in 2005, Jordan Thomas made the commitment to help other kids like him get the prostheses they needed to live active, healthy lives. Now the Jordan Thomas Foundation supports families who otherwise couldn’t afford it — allowing kids to live their dreams.
What we do
JTF provides children affected by limb loss with the prostheses they need throughout their growing years. Kids need to replace their prostheses every 18-24 months because they outgrow them just like clothes and shoes. We are committed to supporting our JTF Kids with the prostheses they need from the moment they join our family through the age of 18.