January 2016

AOPA awards mobility contest winners

The Washington, DC-based American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) in December announced the winners of its Mobility Saves Testimonial Contest.

Jeff Lewis of Mesa, AZ, a quadruple amputee, won the grand prize of $500 for his video describing his active life, which includes bowling, dancing, and golfing.

Ruth Frieboes of North Powder, OR, who became an above-knee amputee in her mid-50s, won the second-place prize of $250 with footage of her adventures zip lining, hiking, and enjoying the beach.

The winning testimonials will be used as part of the Mobility Saves campaign, aimed at spreading the news that O&P care saves lives and money, promoting research on the cost-effectiveness of O&P, and showcasing patients whose lives are improved with modern technology.

View the videos and learn more at mobilitysaves.org.

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