It’s an unfortunately common sentiment with individuals who have experienced amputation that their limb differences are holding them back, or disallow them from pursuing certain careers. However, the individuals on this list would beg to differ. Just like Jordan Thomas started the Jordan Thomas Foundation and continued his passions, these five famous amputees didn’t [...]
Blogger Dogger’s Editorial Note: Hey everyone! Elliott here! I’m not sure if you’ve been watching the news lately, but there’s been some interesting developments in the world of prosthetics for pets. One story has been made into a book called “Beauty and the Beak” about an eagle with a prosthetic beak. [...]
Ruby was a victim of a house fire which resulted in losing her leg below the knee as well as several fingers. Her missionary sponsor heard about Jordan and his work, and contacted the foundation. When Ruby is here on medical visa, she gets an updated prosthesis and sometimes a new [...]
Alaina had both legs severed in a farming accident. Her family provided for her first pair of prostheses by selling their house and moving in with another family. When she quickly outgrew her first set of legs, her prosthetist contacted the foundation about providing new legs for her. She was so [...]
Noah had surgery on his leg due to a blood clot that formed from heart surgery when he was an infant. The doctors were not able to save his leg. After surgery, his doctor contacted the foundation for help with providing a prosthesis, one that bent at the knee and ankle since [...]
Samantha needed a new prosthesis when her old one kept falling off on the playground. Since both of her parents lost their jobs at the same time, there was no insurance coverage to provide a growing girl with updated prostheses. Samantha and her family saw Jordan on TV, on CNN Heroes [...]
Here is Luna with Jordan at the 2015 Jordan Thomas Fdn. event weekend. What an amazing thing to see her growing up so fast and getting the prosthesis that she needs for every step of the way.
Muhammed came to the US to get help with a prosthesis and was referred to JTF by a children's hospital in New York. Being a high-hip loss amputee makes it much harder to provide for but Muhammed now walks, for the first time, upright on his new leg. [...]
Garrison came to JTF seeking help with an activity based prosthesis so he could continue to compete in athletic running events. And compete he does - very, very well on his new running prosthesis.
To get Bryan off the floor and crawling and walking is the goal of JTF. Using his new leg for the first time was a challenge but a big one that worked well for Bryan.