Mo

Age: 47
Residence: Newport Beach, CA
Prosthetic Donation: Running Prosthesis
Donation Partner: Innovative Prosthetic Solutions, Inc.  Lake Forest, CA


Although many kids enjoy sports like baseball or football in high school, Mo’s favorite way to be active was by running.¬† This all changed after he was in an accident with his motorcycle at the age of 16, which resulted in the amputation of his leg, above the knee.¬† When Mo looked into obtaining a running prosthesis, which would allow him that old, familiar feeling of endorphins kicking in during a run, he discovered that his insurance carrier would not contribute to the purchase at all.¬† Most are shocked to learn that the price of such a device is comparable to the purchase of a new car.¬† We at HAF were so thrilled to provide a grant for a running prosthesis for Mo, which allowed him to run for the first time in over 30 years.¬† He was a quick study and got out on the pavement with his wife, Michelle, in no time.¬† We hope to see Mo cross the Boston Marathon finish line one day!


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