Gabe **NEW JTF KID**

Gabe, now fourteen, was adopted at the age of three and a half from Ghana. Shortly after coming to the United States, Gabe was diagnosed with bilateral proximal femoral focal deficiency and over the next nine years, underwent a series of sixteen surgeries, resulting in the amputation of both of his feet. While Gabe started using prosthesis about five years ago, he was never able to get prostheses that fit him well and were comfortable. After years of struggles and discouragement, Gabe met someone on his wheelchair basketball team with a similar condition that was thriving with well-fitting prostheses and he and his family had renewed hope. Now a JTF kiddo, Gabe will have access to quality, specialized activity prostheses that will enable him to walk without discomfort and participate in the sports and activities that he loves.