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Jordan Thomas Foundation Inc

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Causes: Health

Mission: The Jordan Thomas Foundation provides children affected by limb loss with the prostheses they need throughout childhood and adolescence, and serves as a caring resource, advocate, and support system for these children and their families.

Programs: The Jordan Thomas foundation has provided almost $30,000 in grants during the past year for the benefit of children affected by limb loss and has helped to heighten awareness of the needs of these children and their families.

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This foundation changes the entire course of life for the individuals it touches. #pressonjt

1 Jordan T.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

It is hard to put into words what the Jordan Thomas Foundation has meant to me. After losing my legs in a boating accident, I was confronted with the reality that many children are not provided with access to the prosthetics that they need and deserve to live happy and productive lives. Through unimaginable community support and generosity, we've been able to provide countless children with prosthetics since 2005- a hand to grasp a toy, a leg to help climb steps, etc. In short, this is my life's work and I will continue to advocate on behalf of children with limb loss forever. I hope you'll join me!

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

JTF is a great foundation with generous donors, outstanding volunteers and a truly worthy mission. I've been blessed to serve on the Board and see firsthand the positive impact of our Foundation in the lives of kids. The Foundation offers support for kids with prostheses in many ways - acquiring the right device, supporting the kids at camps, and encouraging them both emotionally and socially. Jordan Thomas is a remarkable young man and his desire to serve kids continues to inspire us all.

1 Susan F.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Samantha Fraser. I am15 and have been a JTF beneficiary since 2009. JTF is an amazing organization that made it possible for us to get the prosthetic legs I have needed for basic growth and sporting activities. I have been able to get a special keg for rock wall climbing and running. I received
Nyla qualified and participated in the junior national track and field meet in Minnesota. I placed 4th in the 100 meter and 3rd in the 4 by 100 relay!! I came in first in the shot put, javelin, and discus!! Without the jordan thomas foundation I would not be able to do all these activities that will hopefully result in a college scholarship!! Thank you to the Jordan Thomas Foundation!!!

2 Catherine G.3

Donor

Rating: 5

My father was an amputee due to a childhood accident. He worked his way through college and law school and went on to be a successful attorney during a time before ADA or other support for physically challenged Americans. He didn’t often discuss his medical challenge but I remember a few stories about his being a child with an ill fitting prosthesis due to normal childhood growth patterns and how that limited his life. Happy to support this organization that makes sure other children dealing with childhood accidents or medical challenges do not have to deal with those limitations. I know from my Dad that you simply work to overcome your challenges but happy that some children with have that a tiny bit easier with proper fitting prosthesis and special prosthesis for their favorite activities.

2 April Jiles F.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Awesome nonprofit making a huge difference in the quality of life for children needing prosthetics!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have had the opportunity to witness the amazing work of JTF through my wife's work with the organization. She shares the photos of the beneficiaries regularly and it is amazing to see what the assistance of the foundation helps the kids achieve! I look forward to seeing how the organization and its current beneficiaries continue to grow.

1 Liz K.3

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am Jordan's mom and feel so very lucky to be part of this foundation. Over the past 12 years I have seen our recipients achieve what would not have been possible
without Jordan's vision and help from the foundation. We have funded swimming legs, dancing legs, golf legs and running legs for ordinary kids and for para Olympic medal winners.
Being part of this work has brought some sense of reason to an otherwise senseless tragedy. I feel like I am the lucky one.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I was privileged to meet Jordan and his family shortly after his accident upon his return to Chattanooga. I joined the board just after the foundation was created. I have met many amazing people in the amputee community through my work as a prosthetist but never have I met a 16 year old new amputee who envisioned a foundation to provide prostheses for children that might not have a chance to receive one - before he himself was fit with prostheses. From that day on Jordan has focused his efforts on this one goal. Through the JTF he has improved the lives of many children and in the process become a role model for many. It is my great honor to serve on this foundation board.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

My experience with JTF has been short, but powerful. The organization is comprised of an impressive group of folks that have an unparalleled desire to help those within its reach and capacity.