5 Famous Amputees Who Overcame the Odds

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 [...]

By | 2017-08-07T23:40:45+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Blog, News|0 Comments

Ancient Prosthetics: The Beginnings of Amputee Care

Here at JTF, we pride ourselves on keeping up to date with the latest innovations in prosthetics, limb differences, and amputee care. That's why it's so interesting to take a trip through the past to learn about how ancient prosthetics have evolved through the course of history! Amputations go back to at least [...]

By | 2017-07-19T17:09:48+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Blog, News|0 Comments

The Jordan Thomas Foundation Golf Tournament is Coming Soon!

The Jordan Thomas Foundation is thrilled to announce the upcoming date and location for our annual Jordan Thomas Foundation Golf Tournament fundraising event! On Monday, September 25th, JTF will host our annual golf tournament at the Chattanooga Golf & Country Club. Chattanooga Golf & Country Club 1511 Riverview Road Chattanooga, TN 37405 [...]

By | 2017-07-19T17:09:42+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Blog, News|0 Comments

Prosthetics for Puppies (and Other Pets, Too!)

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. [...]

By | 2017-06-27T20:33:27+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Blog, News|0 Comments

Amputee Athletes Go For the Gold

Amputee Athletes Sport Prosthetic Limbs With An Edge For avid athletes new to limb loss, participating in competitive sports with a new prosthetic limb can feel challenging and awkward. “Sports after amputation” can seem discouraging at first, but we’re here to let you know that having a prosthesis is a just a different [...]

By | 2017-06-29T17:45:01+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Blog, News|0 Comments

Donor Spotlight: Charity for Change

The first thing that might catch your eye should you visit Charity for Choice’s website is the tagline “Bringing character education to life.” This description encapsulates what this organization has been doing since 2008 when it was founded by President and C.E.O. Karen Conley. Conley describes Charity for Change as having a very [...]

By | 2017-06-29T17:45:18+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Looking Back: JTF, Haiti, & Children’s Prosthetics

The International Need for Children’s Prosthetics As the Jordan Thomas Foundation develops and grows, we look forward to helping others around the world achieve the same things everyone wants: equal mobility and independence. There is an international need to help young people who may benefit from children's prosthetics. After the 2010 earthquake in [...]

By | 2017-06-29T17:45:29+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Blog, News|0 Comments

Myoelectric Prosthetics: Where Tech and Prosthetics Meet

Super Developments in Myoelectric Prosthetics For a long time we’ve been infatuated with super beings built from a perfectly executed mix of normal human anatomy and impossibly powerful technology-driven artificial limbs and appendages. The Six Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman, RoboCop, Iron Man, and of course Terminator 2 (not the other ones [...]

By | 2017-06-29T17:45:53+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Blog, News|0 Comments

The True Cost of Prosthetic Limbs: What it Means For Families

The Cost of Prosthetic Limbs: For Some Families, Diagnosis is Only the First Hurdle The thing about a child…. They grow. How much does it cost to raise a child? The USDA states that it costs an average of $250,000, (not including pregnancy or college) to raise a baby to adulthood in America. [...]

By | 2017-06-29T17:46:30+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Blog, News|0 Comments

Foundation Spotlight – The Star That Burns Bright: Garrison Hayes

As a young boy, the age of six, Garrison Hayes’ life was changed forever. On an otherwise ordinary day, Garrison’s mother discovered the young boy inexplicably hopping around the house on his right leg. Curious, she inspected his left leg. No signs of trauma. Nothing overtly wrong- except for a strange tenderness in his [...]

By | 2017-06-29T17:46:43+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Blog, News|0 Comments