• Location: Sugar Hill, GA
  • Age: 16
  • Type of Amputation: AK, left
  • Cause of Amputation: Congenital
  • Accepted: 2009
  • Activity: Wheelchair Basketball

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 2009, and contacted the foundation through the website. Samantha is also the first recipient of the foundation’s Jeffrey Dendy Memorial Camp Fund. She will go to horseback riding camp this summer. Samantha and Jordan became fast friends, comparing their new prostheses with each other. Samantha loves to beat Jordan at board games.