Top Posts of 2015
Can you believe we’re already well into another new year? Seems like they fly by in a blink! 2015 was another exciting year here at Next Step, here’s a roundup of some of our most popular posts and client success stories from the year.
Next Step client Andrew Hale competed in the 2015 X-Games! Update on Andrew: he is currently in the hospital with serious injuries following a snowboarding accident. Please keep Andrew in your thoughts, and visit his GoFundme page to donate and get updates on his progress.
Manchester prosthetist Scott Cummings received the Clinical Commitment award from the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists.
Jordan tried on the diagnostic socket for her new Hello Kitty prosthesis. Customizing prosthesis designs for the ‘Next Step Kids’ is one of the best things we get to do.
Our clients’ stories drew national media attention. ESPN 360 chronicled the journeys of Melissa Estefania and her supporter Karen, a Boston Marathon survivor who paid it forward to help this young girl get much-needed medical care and a new prosthesis. Boston.com filmed Boston Marathon survivor JP Norden, bringing attention to the foundation his family has established to assist others in need of prosthetic equipment and services.
61 New Hampshire schools participated in the “Operation Hat Trick NH High School Initiative”, generating awareness, funding, and support for this unique program for wounded warriors.
We sponsored and attended a NH Fisher Cats game to show support for Next Step client Muji Karim as he continues to work towards running in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.
We helped client Rob C. get back in the ocean for the first time with his new water leg.
We hosted our first annual Bootcamp program, working with a select group of college and high school students interested in the field of prosthetics.
‘Next Step Kid’ Gracie got out on the paddleboard!
We helped Hilary ‘walk strong’ in heels for the first time since her amputation.
We also had some fun at the NFL’s expense.
We challenged some misconceptions.
We gave Muji a ‘helping hand’. Can you tell which one is the prosthesis?
2015 was an incredible year, and we’re looking forward to what 2016 will bring. To stay in the loop, follow us on Facebook.