We provide kids with prosthetic devices so they can thrive in their childhood.
At JTF, we commit to supporting a child from the moment they join our family until they turn 18. Since we’re part of their journey throughout their entire childhood, we can get them what they need to have a healthy, active life. If a JTF Kid has a dream they want to pursue, we do everything we can to help them achieve it. Any child, regardless of ability, deserves to live a life without limitations.
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.
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.
Virginia **New JTF Kid**
Virginia is a very active six-year-old who wants nothing more than to play sports and be able to keep up with her friends and classmates but is unable to do so with her current prosthesis. Because she feels limited by her prosthesis, Virginia is often sitting on the sidelines watching everyone else have fun and do all the things she wanted to do. We are so excited to help Virginia get an activity limb so she can participate and try out all the sports and activities she wants to, including dance, ballet, and gymnastics and give her the confidence and ability that she deserves to keep up with her peers.
Gene **NEW JTF KID**
Gene was adopted from China at age 3.5 and while he didn't learn to walk until he was nearly 4, he hasn't stopped running since. A bilateral below knee amputee, Gene, age 9, has the heart of a competitor and especially loves soccer and swimming. However, his previous prostheses could not keep up with his increasing activity level and despite being quite mobile and active in the past, he was only wearing his prostheses to play sports due to the friction burns, blisters, and bruising he was facing. Now that Gene is a JTF Kid and we were able to help him get the best care possible, he loves his new legs and is back to enjoying his favorite sports and activities pain free!
Jada **New JTF Kid**
Jada is an incredible 10-year-old who has the strength and determination to thrive no matter her physical differences. Born with Fibular Hemimelia, Jada has worn a prosthesis since she was a baby but has never let her limb difference limit her. She is super active and has been on the move since she could crawl. Jada's family is thankful she is now a JTF Kid so they don't have to worry about the ongoing insurance hurdles and challenges they constantly face when she needs a new prosthesis or running blade. Jada's limb difference has never stopped her from being great, so insurance shouldn't stop her from getting the equipment she needs either.
Lukas **New JTF Kid**
Lukas underwent a knee disarticulation amputation at three months old due to cancer. He received his first prosthesis at nine months old and while he has been successful in many areas of his life, he has started to struggle to keep up with his peers. Lukas recently started playing soccer and due to the limitations with his current prosthesis, he was getting frustrated to the point that most times he did not want to participate at all. Lukas's family is so excited to be part of JTF and hope that an activity limb will eliminate many of the obstacles he currently faces.
Addison **NEW JTF KID**
Addison is an amazing young lady who is also a talented cheerleader and tennis athlete. Earlier this summer, going into her senior year of high school, she lost her right leg in a shark attack that nearly took her life. Addison's parents are thankful for the many kind people that reached out and referred them to JTF and POA and for the hope that with access to the best care and prostheses as possible, Addison will be able to get back to all the sports and activities that she so loved before her accident.
Jubilee **New JTF Kid**
Jubilee has been an amputee since she was 1.5 years old. Her right foot was amputated as part of a salvage surgery after a previously believed to be benign tumor was found to be a mixed Germ Cell tumor, a very rare form of cancer to have grown outside the body's midline. Since Jubee became an amputee at such a young age, she doesn't really know life any other way. She loves to try new things but her previous prosthesis made it difficult for her to excel in many of the activities she tried. Now that Jubee is a JTF Kid and we were able to help her get her first ever running blade, we can't wait to see this special little girl take off!
Graham **New JTF Kid**
Graham was born with PFFD and diagnosed early on with a class B classification, meaning his ankle and foot are both fully formed and functional but as a result, Graham was not a candidate for amputation. However, Graham has been wearing a prosthesis for help in balance and ambulation since he was a baby and learned to walk with his prosthetic device at 14 months. Since the age of two, Graham has been swinging a golf club and now, at the age of seven, he plays golf multiple days a week and loves the sport. He is a very active kiddo who also likes to do gymnastics, swimming, and running around like all kids his age, but feels limited by his limb difference and current prosthesis. Graham's family is so grateful to be part of the JTF Family and are excited for him to have an activity limb and a more specialized, "golf-worthy" prosthesis that would allow him the ability to better himself at the sport he loves.
Angie **New JTF Kid**
Born in Costa Rica, Angie entered the country's child welfare system at birth after her parents were unable to meet her medical needs. Angie was adopted shortly after her second birthday and has had multiple surgeries and overcome many setbacks since coming to the states. She received her first prosthesis just before her third birthday and loves to play and be active, but struggles to keep up with her peers. We cannot wait to help Angie get a sports leg and give her the opportunity to live the life every kid deserves!
Leandro **New JTF Kid**
Leandro is a very active six-year-old and above knee amputee on his right leg. He loves all sports, being outdoors, and trying new things. Leandro has so much energy and now that he has an activity limb, he can finally enjoy running around and being active like his other peers. Leandro and his family have been traveling from Chile to the states in order to access the best possible prosthetic care for him and they are so thankful for JTF's support with his prostheses so he can live an active, healthy, and fun life.
Henry **New JTF Kid**
Henry is an incredibly sweet and kind nine-year-old boy who was adopted from China at four years old. Henry was born with limb differences on all four limbs and struggled to find a well-fitting, functional prosthesis. Henry's previous prosthesis was incredibly painful even walking short distances and limited him from running and participating in other activities. Now that Henry is a JTF Kid, we were able to introduce him to an amazing prosthetist and help get him new prostheses that not only allow him to walk pain-free, but to run for the first time in his life. Henry has faced many challenges with his self-confidence, as he has always been different from his peers and struggled to do many of the sports and activities he has always wanted to participate in, but now with his new running blade, Henry is blossoming and living the life every kid should.
Taleen **New JTF Kid**
Taleen recently started walking on her first prosthesis, but her family wants her to have access to a sports leg so she can be more active and move around with more ease and comfortability as she grows. Her current leg is constantly slipping off when she tries to walk on it and is very heavy which hinders her movement. We are excited to watch this precious little girl grow!
Charlotte **New JTF Kid**
In July of 2021, Charlotte was in a lawnmower accident where she lost her left leg below the knee. Prior to her accident, Charlotte was a very active and a budding athlete. She struggled with her gait and frequent tripping on her first prosthesis, but now that she is a JTF Kid, we were able to help get her a customized running blade so she can grow her confidence and ability. We can't wait to see what Charlotte accomplishes and the athletic spark in her again with her activity limb!
Gwendolyn **New JTF Kid**
Gwendolyn was born with multiple skeletal abnormalities including deformities on both hands and a missing tibia in her right leg. She underwent a knee disarticulation amputation at one year old and started walking with her first prosthesis at about 15 months. Gwen loves to dance, play soccer, run, and just be a kid, but she gets frustrated when playing sports because she can't keep up with the other kids her age. We can't wait to help Gwen get an activity limb so she can gain confidence in herself and not feel limited by her limb difference!
Jacob **New JTF Kid**
Seven-year-old Jacob was born with Fibular Hemimelia on his right left and underwent a below knee amputation at ten months old. While he learned to walk and is able to accomplish most of his daily life activities with his prosthesis, he always had a desire to be more active and participate more competitively in sports. However, Jacob's previous prosthesis impaired him from doing all the activities he wanted to do. Now that Jacob has an activity limb, his athletic abilities have taken off and he is so excited to be able to participate in more sports and activities with his peers.
Violet **New JTF Kid**
Violet's journey began in June 2020 with severe left ankle pain and after several doctor visits, she was diagnosed with a severe case of osteomyelitis. After being rushed to Indianapolis for more advanced treatment, it was determined that Violet's tibia had been attacked by a virulent strain of MRSA, which started the process of what turned into 11 limb salvage surgeries before ultimately having a left below knee amputation in February 2021. After four more surgeries following her amputation, Violet received her first prosthesis just over a year ago and is doing well, but is held back by her current prosthesis and its inability to perform running activities. We are excited to help Violet get back running again and live the life she deserves!
Amaia **New JTF Kid**
Amaia was born with an above knee limb difference on her right leg as well as missing upper digits on her right hand. Her family is so grateful for POA for providing Amaia with her first prosthesis and giving her the chance to learn to walk and develop as normally as possible and introducing them to JTF. We can't wait to watch this precious little girl continue to develop and grow!
Kamail **New JTF Kid**
In June of 2022,, 10-year-old Kamain and his family were in a car accident that resulted in Kamail's right leg being amputated below the knee. Kamail's mother found JTF online while searching for resources for pediatric amputees as one of her top priorities was for Kamail to be able to still participate in all the activities he loved before his accident and live a life without physical limitations. We are thrilled to welcome Kamil to the JTF Family and ensure he has access to a well-fitting prosthesis and activity limbs so he can run, jump, flip, and just be a kid.
Rajan **New JTF Kid**
Born with a left lower limb difference, Rajan was adopted from India at age 4. However, Rajan has only ever had access to a basic prosthetic device, which limits his athletic dreams and affects his self-confidence. We cannot wait to help Rajan get his first ever running blade and watch him excel and be proud to be different!
Gage **New JTF Kid**
Born at 28 weeks, Gage has been a fighter since the day he was born. He was also born with a limb difference on his lower right leg but has not let that prevent him from enjoying sports and being active with his older brother. After seeing other kids with running blades thriving in so many aspects of their lives, Gage's dad knew a sports leg was necessary for him to be able to keep up with his peers. His current prosthesis does not allow him to enjoy his sports and activities as much as he should, so we are excited to see Gage shine with an activity limb!
Arianna **NEW JTF KID**
Arianna was born with Amniotic Band Syndrome and has worn a standard Symes prosthesis since she was a baby. She is extremely smart and strong willed, but the increasing pain and challenges associated with her limb difference have caused difficulties as she has gotten older. Arianna recently underwent her fourth revision surgery on her residual limb but now that she has recovered, she is so excited to be able to get activity limbs to allow her to play sports and enjoy water activities that she has never been able to before. Arianna and her family are excited to be part of the JTF family and have more opportunities for her to thrive!
Zyaire **New JTF Kid**
Nine-year-old Zyaire is a bilateral below the knee amputee. As a single parent, Zyaire's mother was struggling to afford all his prosthetic device care needs as he is constantly growing and in need of a new leg or componentry frequently. Zyaire is very active and would love to have a running blade so he can play football and keep us with his friends and peers better. We are excited Zyaire is now a JTF Kid and to get him the prostheses he needs to walk and run pain free!
Rizzo was born with bilateral tibial and femoral hemimelia and underwent amputation when she was a baby. Now, Rizzo is an amazing little girl that doesn't let anything get her down! She recently started walking on her first set of prostheses and has been impossible to keep up with since. Rizzo loves any sports that have to do with a ball and is excited to start gymnastics soon as she's already doing flips on the couch and hand stands on the floor!
Matthew was adopted from China at the age of 7. He was born without his right foot and had his left leg amputated at the age of 8, shortly after coming to the US. Matthew has a passion for wheelchair basketball and recently decided to take up running to help him stay in shape in the off season and not only did he end up loving running, he is amazing at it! Matthew competes in several events against all able-bodied athletes and recently ran his first two mile race in under 15 minutes! Running has given Matthew great confidence and a new circle of friends. Matthew's previous prostheses were very heavy and prevented him from competing to the best of his ability. Now that he's a JTF Kid, Matthew recently received a new set of more advanced running blades and we can't wait to watch him take off!
Fourteen year old Sharla has been involved in competitive adaptive sports for years and is truly unstoppable as a bilateral above knee amputee. However, she recently had a medical emergency on her left leg, which required surgery that she is now healing from. Once Sharla has fully recovered, she will need both a new set of standard prostheses and a new set of running blades. Sharla is also a competitive swimmer (and wakeboarder!) and hopes to qualify for the 2028 Paralympics in both swimming and running.
Matthew was born with a deformity on his left leg and underwent below knee amputation when he was just a baby. He is a very active and sweet boy and has a brother who is also an amputee and the costs to keep up with their prostheses are extremely burdensome as they are both constantly growing and needing new devices. Matthew is currently walking on a standard prosthesis but is interested in an activity leg as he gets older and more involved in sports. We can't wait to see Matthew grow and help him with all of his prosthetic device needs so he can continue to be the active, sweet boy he is and keep up with his big brother and friends!
Caden was born with PFFD and Fibular Hemimelia and has worn a prosthesis since he was 17 months old. He is a super active kiddo and loves wrestling and playing football, but without access to a sports leg, his standard prosthetic device causes him a lot of pain and difficulty doing the things he loves. We recently helped Caden get a more advanced and specialized activity prosthesis so he can participate in his favorite sports without discomfort!
Andrew was born with a deformity in his ankle and underwent a Syme's amputation when he was a baby. Now 9 years old, Andrew is a big brother to fellow JTF Kiddo, Matthew, who is also a unilateral below knee amputee. The costs associated with keeping up with constantly replacing their prosthetic devices as they outgrow them is extremely financially burdensome to their family. We are so thankful we can help Andrew with all of his prosthetic device needs so he can keep up with his friends and chase his little brother around!
Cole is about to turn 17 years old and now that he is maturing into a young man, he is passionate about building his body strength so he can participate in the sports he loves and accomplish daily life activities with ease. However, Cole was born without his right hand and has struggled accessing a prosthetic device that is functional. As a JTF kid, we are excited to provide Cole with a specialized, adaptive upper prosthetic device that he can use for weight lifting, playing football, and driving.
Freya is an incredible and vibrant five-year-old little girl. She was born with Fibular Hemimelia and underwent three major surgeries all before the age of two, but has never anything slow her down. Freya is a very talented gymnast and is moving up through the levels faster at an unprecedented rate. Now that she has a specialized sports prosthesis from JTF, she is gaining more strength and confidence every day and recently received an award for her talents!
Shortly after Gabe was adopted from Ghana at the age of 3 1/2, he was diagnosed with bilateral PFFD and went through a series of 16 surgeries over the next 9 years. Gabe started using prostheses about 5 years ago but struggled to find a good fit - after meeting a girl on his wheelchair basketball team with a similar condition, Gabe and his family were inspired to reach out to JTF. Now that Gabe is a JTF Kid, we were able to help him get access to the best possible care and well-fitting, comfortable prostheses.
Zaelyn has big dreams and is an accomplished athlete - she has completed two triathlons for kids and participated in parkour, but her previous prosthesis was causing her significant pain. Now that she has a specialized activity prosthesis, she is back to doing many of the adventurous sports she loves!
For the past year, Emily has been undergoing difficult chemotherapy treatments for osteosarcoma and as a result of her diagnosis, had her right leg amputated above the knee. Now that her chemo treatments are almost done, Emily wants nothing more than to run around and enjoy her childhood again. Emily starts preschool this fall and is excited to receive a running blade so she can run and jump with her friends on the playground.
Lily is an extraordinary fifteen year old with extreme determination and dedication and once she decides to do something, she will do whatever it takes to succeed! After years of watching her older sister play hockey, Lily learned how to skate on her standard prostheses and is now an accomplished goalie for her youth hockey team. Now that she has specialized activity prostheses with the help of JTF, Lily is on track to achieve her goals of playing college level hockey and possibly going to the Paralympics in track! For Lily, the sky is the limit and with her new prostheses, she is already interested in taking up other sports like volleyball and lacrosse.
14-year-old Arianna had her left leg amputated above the knee during her battle with osteosarcoma. As she gets back into many of the activities she loved and enjoyed before her diagnosis, Arianna is thankful for her specialized activity prosthesis from JTF so she can live her life to the fullest and be able to play basketball, run, climb, and more!
Daxton was in a lawnmower accident when he was a little boy and lost both of his legs below the knee. He has a goofy, sweet spirit and couldn't wait to get running blades so he could run "super fast like Flash"! Daxton recently started playing tee ball and wanted to be able to try out more sports he is interested in. As a JTF Kid, Daxton was able to get a specialized running blade that allows him to participate in the activities that he enjoys and venture out to new sports. Daxton is able to keep up with his teammates and friends on and off the field!
Jude is one special kiddo! Born in Haiti, Jude has been in the US for the past year learning how to walk with his Mama by his side. As you can see…that smile is proof that he is ready to take on the world! He is getting so close to taking his first steps independently, and he continues to thrive each and every day. Jude enjoys swimming and playing music, and his personality is definitely bigger than he is!
We love Louie! At 2 1/2 years old and a bilateral above knee amputee, sweet Louie received his third set of prostheses and first set of running blades recently and he is loving them! They are so much more comfortable than his previous sets and he’s feeling so confident in them. He’s back at physical therapy and has taken off walking everywhere!!
When Hunter was four years old, he was attacked by a dog, which led to a below knee amputation. After healing from the trauma and learning to accept his prosthetic leg, Hunter took off running. He is now an active 11 year old sports enthusiast. He has been a competitive swimmer since he was nine years old and has now taken to many other sports.
Aidin is an outgoing, upbeat, and energetic 10-year-old who does not let the fact that he is a quadruple amputee stop him from doing anything. At seven months old, he contracted bacterial meningitis with sepsis and was hospitalized for more than four months. He is very independent and always figures a way to get things done in his own way. Aidin is excited about getting activity limbs that make running and swimming easier for him and allow him to do more than he is able to do now.
Seraphina was adopted from China when she was 7 ½ years old. She came into her new family with a prosthesis that was too small and hurt her so much that she refused to wear it. Because she was born with PFFD, she needed surgery to prepare her limb for a better fitting and more functional prosthesis. Once she was fitted with her new prosthetic device, she was able to learn how to walk, run and eventually ride a bike. Seraphina has lots of energy and likes to stay busy! You can find her riding her bike around the neighborhood, swimming at the pool or creating sidewalk art.
Six-year-old Lainey, a right below knee amputee, is a precious member of our JTF family! Adopted from China in 2018, Lainey is part of an active-duty military family. The lack of continuity of care from move to move has proven challenging to keep her in the prostheses she needs. We are so happy to have been able to help Lainey get to POA in Orlando where they took great care of her and got her all set up with a new running blade so she can keep up with her four older siblings!
Zoe is a 13-year-old below knee amputee who loves sports and trying new things. She has been a gymnast and athlete for most of her life, but Zoe was having trouble with her prior prosthesis. Before JTF, she was spending more time on crutches and not much time playing the sports she loved. Now that she has access to a well-fitting, comfortable activity limb, Zoey is able to get back to her life and all of her favorite activities. We are hoping to find a prosthetic that provides comfort so she can get back to life and all her favorite activities.
11 year-old Connor is like most of his peers but feels limited with his abilities due to his leg. He can’t run with his current leg, can’t swim without the balance of two legs to the ground and he’s in a Boy Scout troop which he loves, but has to sit on the side lines when they do water activities at camp outs. He enjoys basketball and video games. He has two little sisters that he adores, the feeling is mutual as the sun rises and sets on him.
Lincoln lost his leg at 3 months of age due to an injury during open heart surgery. He did not get blood flow to his leg for over 8 hours and it subsequently had to be amputated. He has had many revisions to his limb since his initial amputation and it is a very tough fit in any prosthesis. Lincoln enjoys being active and does as much as he can with his standard limb. This summer he participated in a Triathlon for disabled children and enjoyed it very much.
Alex is a carefree and energetic six-year-old who doesn’t let anything stop her. After rotationplasty surgery in early 2021, she has struggled to find a good fit that doesn't cause her pain. We've already gotten her taken care of and are so excited that she can get back to doing all the things she loves. Check out the video below!
7-year-old Skye is a super active kiddo with lots of potential! We will be helping him stay active with a new below knee prosthetic device for his right leg. Stay tuned to see what this guy is up to next!
At 8.5 years old, AnnaLynn was adapted from China and has thrived adapting to new environment so quickly! One year after being in the US, she had a SIMS type surgery on her left foot, as it was a club foot that had crushed growth plates. Unfortunately, this was not functional due to how the 1.5 inch limb length discrepancy caused Scoliosis. AnnaLynn learned English in 6 months and had demonstrated interest herself in getting an amputation, so that she could be more active and have a prosthetic. As a JTF kid, we are so happy that we can help AnnaLynn stay active and provide her the prosthetics that she needs!
Taylor is a 13 year old active social butterfly. She was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma and for 10 months battled cancer and chemo. At the end of chemo treatment, unfortunately Taylor lost her leg. Despite the obstacles that Taylor has faced, she is resilient and continues to move forward! An amputation didn't stop Taylor from participating in the activities that she loves- cheer and gymnastics! She is currently in gymnastics only one leg and pushes herself and her strength (see video below!). As a JTF kid, were able to help Taylor to keep pursuing the activities that she loves and challenging the limit!
Chloe has just turned 3 and is such a little beam of sunshine. She lights up a room and has no problem talking to everyone in it. She loves wearing pretty dresses, singing, and going to the playground or pool. She also loves to "go eat with the strangers" at a restaurant. She continually surprises us with what she is capable of in her prosthesis at this age.
16 year old Kaden is one year on the other side of a boating accident that took his right leg above the knee in May 2021. Through the most difficult year of his life, and through new friendships formed at JTF, he has found a new love in wheelchair basketball. In Kaden’s first year playing, his team (the Charlotte Rolling Hornets), won the 2022 NWBA National Championship. Kaden loves to snow ski, still enjoys water sports, jumping on the trampoline, and playing sports and games with his family and friends. He is the oldest of 4 siblings and we treasure having him and his family as part of our JTF community.
Mystic is six years old and loves to ride bikes, four-wheelers, and all outside activities! She recently started playing tee ball and enjoys gymnastics as well. Without JTF, Mystic wouldn't have the very prosthetic devices she needs to live her active, healthy life.
Naaima is an 11 year old who loves art. She is the middle child of 5 siblings! Despite her shyness, she has been able to connect to other JTF kids and make new friends! We are so happy to be able to provide Naaima with the support that she needs to keep an active lifestyle!
Damaryius is a very active and fun loving kid. Because of his unique diagnosis, he has had trouble finding the right prosthesis to allow him to run and play with his friends. As a JTF kid, Damaryius was able to get a custom made running blade that has allowed him to be outdoors, play with his friends, and continue running! We are so excited to be a part of his journey as his love for running and sports continues to grow!
Ezra was diagnosed with osteosarcoma when he was 11 years old. Now at 14 he is healthy and cancer free! However, returning to normal activity with a prosthesis has been a challenge. Ezra has gone through multiple occasions where his wound reopened and gone through multiple sockets trying to get the fit right. Before JTF, Ezra was limited in what he could do with his previous knee and prosthesis. Now that he has a well-fitting activity limb, he is back to his pre-diagnosis activities!
Minh is a spunky 8-year-old with a bright personality that will melt your heart within minutes of meeting her. Because of her bilateral Fibular Hemimelia, her feet “cave in” and twist when she walks and her right foot is unable to lay flat on the floor causing her to tiptoe walk on one side. Since she uses her feet for EVERYTHING she does, JTF helps Minh with specialized devices that help her walk with a normal gait but are also easy to maneuver on and off.
Halle has been a fighter since the very beginning! She was born with a single ventricle in her heart and spent her first 8-months of life in the hospital. You'd never know the struggles she fought through given her vibrant personality. She is a light to everyone she meets.
Sweet Nevaeh is such a beautiful girl! Born at 26 weeks with amniotic band syndrome, Nevaeh's mother is committed to making sure she always has what she needs to thrive. That is why we are so excited to be a part of this special girl's life as she learns to walk with a prosthesis. She's about to turn two and has been working really hard to walk independently! Check out the video below to see her progress!
Marshall is an adventurous 14-year-old from Tennessee. He experienced a lawnmower accident when he was 6-years-old and endured many surgeries to reconstruct his legs. In 2018 he opted to have his right leg amputated as he wanted to have a foot that was functional and not one that just “looks like a foot.” With the support of JTF, Marshall has access to the specialized activity prosthesis that he needs to be active and try new sports, like wakeboarding and snowboarding!
Callaway is an adventurous and active 10-year-old who loves rock-climbing, swimming, biking, gymnastics, and horseback riding. In February 2021, Callaway's foot was crushed by a boulder during a climb and the injuries were so severe that she had to have her leg amputated below the knee. She had a long road to recovery, but thanks to an early connection to JTF, we were able to provide her and her family with a network of support and access to the very best prosthetic care. Over a year later, Callaway is doing amazing and back at all the sports she loves. Callaway is an inspiration to so many and an early leader and role model for other kids like her - we can't wait to see all that this girl accomplishes!
When Emma June was 13 years old, she was an active member of her school's color guard team. She went to the doctor for what her family thought was an athletic knee injury, but she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. After two years of chemotherapy and an above the knee amputation, Emma June is active as ever as ever, thanks to the Jordan Thomas Foundation. Her family recently moved to Florida so Emma June can be closer to her prosthetist and receive the best care possible. Emma June also loves connecting with other JTF families and is involved in school and church youth group.
Emma is a sweet, smart, and funny 10-year-old who loves to be in the water! She was adopted from China in late 2019 and while her family was initially told she had a clubbed foot, they soon learned it was much more involved than that. Emma was diagnosed with Fibular Hemimelia six months later and underwent a below knee amputation on her right leg. Now going into third grade, Emma is absolutely thriving and we love having her as part of our JTF Family!
Six-year-old Noah is a bilateral above knee amputee. Before becoming a JTF Kid, Noah was in a wheelchair and had to work hard to keep up his my friends. Now, with his “robot legs”, Noah can do anything he wants! It’s amazing!
Meet Kingston! He’s 4-years-old and loves playing with his older brother and all his cousins! Having his prosthesis means he can keep run and play like every kids should! We can’t wait to see what’s next for this little guy!
Twelve-year-old Bella is truly unstoppable! Born missing both of her legs above the knee and part of her left arm, she is constantly proving people wrong and showing them that she can do whatever she sets her mind to, but she may just do it differently. A super talent, Bella has many interests but her favorite thing to do is surf. She also enjoys swimming, horseback riding, softball, modeling, and hanging out with her friends. Bella also loves to go to camps with kids that have similar differences and hanging out and having fun with other kids like her.
Henry was born with limb difference to all four limbs. He has never let his differences slow him down and he doesn’t see himself as someone that needs help. He is everyone’s biggest cheerleader and he believes all things are possible! We believe right along with him.
Stephen is extremely active and loves to run and play sports! He first learned to walk on his first prosthesis at 1 year old. Stephen's running leg has been life-changing for him and he almost never takes it off. Without his activity limb, Stephen wouldn't be able to keep up with his friends at school and home and live the active, healthy life that he does.
Victoria is an amazing 16-year-old who loves life and trying new things. She enjoys being with her family, riding horses, and anything to do with the water!
Meet Toby! He was born with Fibular Hemimelia affecting his right leg. After a Symes amputation at 10 months old, he was fitted with his first prosthesis just after his 1st birthday. Now fourteen years old, Toby is currently an E2 (Semen Apprentice) in the United States Naval Sea Cadets! He loves outdoor activities including swimming and spending time at the beach and he hopes to one day be a surgeon.
Sam is a 14-year-old bilateral below the knee amputee. He loves all sports and is currently very passionate about golf, adaptive water skiing, and cycling. He was just in his first relay triathlon (no surprise here he completed the cycling portion!) and his relay team won 1st place! JTF is so happy we are able to provide Sam with prostheses that are pain free and allow him to participate in the sports and activities he loves!
Hunter is an active 15-year-old. Since his amputation in 2016, he has competed in the warrior dash, terrain race, color run, and mud run. He loves to play soccer and ride his bike, skateboard, and rollerblade. This boy has a sweet spirit and would give the shirt right off his back to anyone in need. Hunter is meant to do big things and we can't wait to see how truly unstoppable he is!
Kacee is five years old and is a congenital below knee amputee on her left leg. She has a twin sister and little brother and would not be able to keep up with them without her activity limb. Kacee and her family are thankful for JTF and for allowing her to live an active life!
Justus became a JTF Kid when he was just 3-years old and now at 5, he is one-year post rotationplasty surgery and is getting stronger as the days go by. He is adjusting quite well to his new “lucky” leg that is adorned with stickers of his favorite superhero, Spiderman! He enjoys the benefits of swimming and aspires to one day join a swim team as well as play soccer. Justus and his family are grateful for everything that JTF has done and continues to do and is extremely appreciative of the improved quality of life his prosthesis allows him to have.
Luna is a smart, funny and spunky 10-year old from Mexico! She loves playing with her friends and she is so grateful to JTF for helping her do all the things she loves to do.
Twelve-year-old Caden is a bi-lateral below knee amputee who is majorly into mountain biking and playing the guitar. He also loves to run around with his friends from school, and his running blades make that and a lot of other activities possible for him. Caden and his family are thankful for everything that JTF has helped him to do and the support they offer.
Jaelyn is a brave, smart, energetic, caring 13-year-old. Born with Werner’s Syndrome, she was missing the tibia in her left leg and had an amputation at age eight. Jaelyn has had an exciting year! She joined a competitive swimming team and absolutely loves it! She also went zip-lining for the first time. In her free time, Jaelyn enjoys playing outside, working on art projects, and baking.
Casey is fifteen years old and has big dreams that she is working hard towards. A right above knee amputee, Casey’s dream is to be a Paralympic swimmer. Last year, Casey made it to the US Paralympic swim trials in Minneapolis and also attended Worlds in Indianapolis this past spring. Casey is an adventure seeker and loves to ski and recently went hiking with her Girl Scouts Troop in the Swiss Alps!
Meet Owen! Adopted from China in 2018, Owen, who also goes by the nickname Jojo (what he was called in China) is now 8 years old and going into the 2nd grade this fall. Jojo is a left below knee amputee and loves playing videogames, watching movies, and swimming! He comes from a full house with four brothers and sisters, four dogs, and 3 cats and we are so happy we are able to provide him with the prosthesis he needs to keep up with everyone!
Matthew is an intelligent, funny, energetic, and inquisitive 6-year-old. At age 2, Matthew underwent a through the knee amputation on his left leg and a massive reconstruction of his tibia, fibula, and foot on his right leg. He enjoys martial arts and playing golf and has an intense love for learning about the solar system, weather, and all things math. Matthew's courageous nature allows him to embrace challenges and figure out ways to conquer them all.
Meet Dylan! Dylan had a Syme’s amputation at 7-months-old after being diagnosed with Infantilefibro Sarcoma and undergoing four months of chemotherapy. He is now 10 years old and loves playing soccer, baseball, rollerblading, and being out on the water! He is a very active boy who enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Meet Mae! Adopted from China at the age of 4, she was born without her right leg due to amniotic banding. Mae is passionate about wheelchair basketball and looks forward to someday earning a college scholarship for the sport. This past year she was selected for the prep girls all tournament team at the NWBA national championship. Mae is a go-getter and doesn’t let anything stop her once she puts her mind to it.
Meet Jun! She was born with Class F PFFD (Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency) and FH (Fibular Hemimelia) and was adopted from China at the age of 2. In her first year of adaptive track and field, Jun placed 3rd in the 100m seated division and 2nd in seated shot put at the State Finals. She is looking forward to continuing with track and field and seeing how far she can go. She also enjoys swimming, riding her bike, and hanging out with friends.
Patti is a sweet and thoughtful 8-year old. She had her right leg amputated below the knee but she never lets anything stop her! And she always has a smile!
Meet Harley! Harley is the kindest, most loving child anyone could ever meet. He is so fearless and never thinks of himself as someone with a disability, but always has a can-do attitude and is very independent. He brings smiles and inspiration to everyone he meets, and he has touched so many people with his amazing attitude.
14-year-old Owen was born with a limb difference in his left leg due to Amniotic Band Syndrome. Owen's favorite activities include dirt bike riding, trail walking, playing with his dog Loki, and of course video games. Thanks to JTF, he is able to enjoy all of the things he loves to do. Owen is also interested in trying out archery and skeet shooting and enjoys studying psychology in school.
Nico was born in China and came to the US when he was 2 years old. While Nico was born missing both of his arms, he has never let that stop him in life. Now 9 years old, Nico is a talented athlete and the sweetest brother to fellow JTF Kids, Bella and Kate. Nico’s absolute favorite thing to do is to play golf but he also loves to swim, boogie board in the ocean, play baseball, play video games, and ride his bike.
Kohen was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 2019 at just five years old. After completing many months of chemotherapy and undergoing a rotationplasty surgery, Kohen was finally ready to receive his prosthesis through the Jordan Thomas Foundation and has been unstoppable ever since! With his specialized sports prosthesis, Kohen's ability has improved by leaps and bounds and he is back to enjoying his life, the way every kid should be able to. His family is so thankful to JTF for always being there to support, break down barriers, and eliminate the many challenges a pediatric amputee can face!
Born missing her left arm, Kate has never let that stop her from doing anything she wants. Now 17, Kate is an amazing athlete, sister, and friend. She loves to play softball, draw, swim, drive her car, and hang with her friends. Sister to fellow JTF Kiddos Bella and Nico, Kate has loved being able to help her siblings overcome challenges and watch them try new things and excel at them. Kate loves going to camps for kids with limb differences so she can serve as a mentor to other kids and see her many friends she has made over the years.
16-year-old Rosa is a bilateral above knee amputee. She was adopted from Ecuador at six years old and loves to spend time with her family and try new activities. Rosa and her family are so thankful for JTF for her running blades so she can live a healthy, active, and full life!
Noah was adopted from China at 3 years old. Before his adoption, he suffered abuse that led to his amputations and a significant amount of PTSD. Noah likes to wrestle on a club team. He never gives up. He's street smart and savvy. He's "all boy" and likes to be very active.
Adopted from China when he was 11 ½ years old, Kai spoke no English when he came to the states and had only worn prosthesis for less than 2 years of his life, despite being a congenital bilateral below knee amputee. Now sixteen years old, Kai is doing so well in his new prosthetic legs, has taught himself how to ride a bike, and loves playing basketball and kickball at school recess.
Lulu, a right above knee amputee, is now 11 years old and loves being with people and keeping busy -whether that's by playing strategy table games, playing cards, cooking, baking, or playing sports. She also enjoys softball, lacrosse, swimming, kickball, and football but her absolute favorite is dodgeball! We love this sweet girl and being able to provide her with the prosthesis she needs to participate in all her favorite activities!
Meet Bryan! Bryan is an active and spunky 12-year-old who doesn't let anything slow him down. Bryan is an above knee amputee and has limb differences on both arms. He is always the life of the party and loves to laugh and dress up for Halloween.
Diagnosed with osteosarcoma of the left tibia at 6 years old, William had a rough course of treatment and underwent a knee disarticulation amputation. But William never let anything get him down and 11 days after surgery he was bungee jumping! Now seventeen years old, William’s happy place is on the water fishing or swimming and you can find him being a typical teenager playing his PS4 or being with his group of friends he has had since second grade. William is also now a mentor for a local teenage girl who is a fellow amputee from an accident.
Seven-year-old Kaleb was born with bilateral below knee limb deficiencies. After struggling to find functional prostheses, his family began their journey with JTF when Kaleb was just two years old. Kaleb continues to thrive and loves playing with his big sister, watching Disney+, riding his hoverboard, singing, and traveling.
At 5 years old, Jonathan was adopted from China. He was born with bilateral ectrodactyly (cleft feet), however, his right foot was also severely underdeveloped. After undergoing a Boyd Amputation at 8 years old, Jonathan wanted to remain actives and be able to participate in soccer, archery and hiking. Through JTF, Jonathan was able to get the running blade that he needed to stay active and never have to worry about not being able to participate!
Bristol is a spunky 7 year old that does not let anything hold her back. She is very determined and independent. Bristol had surgery at 13 months old. She had both of her feet and part of her legs amputated. She enjoys playing outside with her sister.
Samantha is 18-years-old and is one of our longest JTF Kiddos - she first joined JTF when she was only 6 years old back in 2009! Sam is an incredible athlete, and is an avid wheelchair basketball player, rock climber, and track and field competitor. Now in her senior year of high school and looking on to college, Sam has become a role model for so many younger JTF Kiddos and enjoys giving back to the organization that gave her so much during her younger years. We are so excited to see what is next for Sam and feel blessed to have her as part of our JTF Family forever!
To say Morgan is a "bright light" is an understatement! We met Morgan in 2021 just a few days after a traumatic car accident that took his left leg below the knee. Jordan was able to connect personally with Morgan and guide him through this journey like only someone similarly affected can. Now over a year out form his accident, Morgan is thriving thanks to JTF's support with both his prosthetic devices, and the community. Morgan is an avid outdoorsman, banjo player, and has dreams of being a prosthetist one day. Meeting Morgan has been a blessing to all of us.
Mei became a JTF Kid when she was just twelve years old and starting to excel as a competitive swimmer. Now 18 years old and in her freshman year of college, one of Mei's greatest accomplishments is competing in Tokyo at the Paralympics during the summer of 2021. As a congenital above the knee amputee on her right leg, Mei is an inspiration to so many and has never let her limb difference hold her back. She loves all sports, but especially anything on the water like paddle boarding, tubing, and jet skiing. In order to train for swimming, Mei frequently weight lifts and runs and is so thankful to JTF for providing her with the prostheses that she needs to achieve her dreams.
Jazmine is a 17- year old who loves running, swimming and wake boarding – any activity that allows her to be at the lake with her family and friends excites her! Jazmine and her family are so thankful for the support that they have gotten through JTF and as a JTF kid Jazmine has been able to use her running blade to stay active and continue to participate in the activities that she loves!
Ruby is one of our original JTF Kids and became part of our organization way back in 2010. She lives in Honduras and had a trans tibial amputation after a childhood trauma, and now has a little boy of her own. While Ruby aged out of our program a few years ago, lack of access to proper care in Honduras means she is still using a very old prosthesis. The JTF Board was able to approve Ruby as a One Time Young Adult Recipient so she can get a new prosthesis that will last her well into adulthood.
Kyle involved in a near fatal car accident on July, 19th 2019. During this tragedy, Kyle had a total of eight surgeries, many nights in the hospital, therapies, lab testing, and treatments in attempt to save his leg. After three months, Kyle had to undergo an above knee amputation. Prior to the accident, Kyle was a dual college athlete for the college's cheerleading and track & field team. Kyle recently finished his senior year of college and is so thankful for JTF for being able to get the prosthetic he needed to walk across the stage for graduation and work as a cheerleading coach for a competitive gym.
Sydney has been an amputee since the age of 2. Through JTF, Sydney was able to find a good fitting prosthetic that has allowed her to stay active and not just have a basic walking leg. Sydney is grateful for JTF for giving her hope, encouragement, community, confidence, and comfort. She is currently a first-year student at Bethany Global University in Minnesota where she is pursuing a double major in Montessori Education and Bible & Theology and training to be a missionary. One Time 18-24 Year Old Recipient and Kaitlin Scholarship Recipient.
Victor is a 24 years old and it has been 7 years since his legs were amputated above the knee due to a car accident, in which he suffered third degree burns. Prior to the accident, Victor ran a lot and through the One-Time Young Adult Assistance program Victor was able to return to doing what he loved- running! Victor is incredibly grateful to the Jordon Thomas Foundation for their support and running blades he was able to get to stay active!
Tyler is a 20 year old and a cancer survivor. He was diagnosed with Fibrosarcoma at an early age and was treated at St. Jude in Memphis, Tennessee. After many prosthetists, Tyler found POA and JTF 5 years ago. Tyler play sports and runs track at Middle Tennessee State University my freshman year, he is so thankful for JTF for being able to help him stay active and get him the running blades that he needs! Tyler is interested in studying athletic training to be able to help disabled athletes accomplish their goals. He ran track for the IWAS team and competed in Ireland!
Savannah enjoys walking and hiking outside, reading, music, working with children, traveling, and discovering new teas. As a baby Savannah was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis (NF-1). At age three, she had to have her right leg amputated due to the bone refusing to heal after an early break. She had tried several styles of walking prostheses, none of which enabled her to run with ease, despite her efforts. Through JTF, Savannah was able to get a running blade that allows her to rock climb and remain active. Savannah has competed in national and world events!