My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Jordan Thomas Foundation Inc, Brentwood, TN, USA
Our daughter was born with bilateral tibial hemimelia, a 1 in 3 million condition when it affects both legs. She underwent a complicated reconstruction surgery and had a through knee amputation on the other leg. She's always been an incredibly spunky, energetic and active little girl both before and after surgeries. After her surgery she got her prosthetic and had to learn to walk on two legs for the first time ever. At 5 years old she worked so hard. By 6 years old she was back to playing sports. At 7 years old she was on the winning team for softball with her typical peers. But she was disappointed because she knew she wasn't as fast as the other kids on the team. That's where Jordan Thomas Foundation came in and helped her get her first running leg. Now she is all the more confident. They also got her her water legs. She is very short stature and has a hard time swimming because she can't always touch. Having a water leg allowed her to be more independent in the pool, independent climbing inflatable waterslides and indepedent splashing and jumping in the waves at the beach. And most importantly she gained a huge confidence boost because it gives her two legs to run around and people aren't staring at her residual limb and asking where her foot went. They're staring at her cool prosthetic with the emoji design on it!!! Running legs and water legs are not typically approved by insurance and it's huge that Jordan Thomas Foundation gets her those.
They also make it possible for us to get to the world's best prosthetists in Orlando, FL. We tried the prosthetists close to home and they wanted to give her a prosthetic with a strapping system or a pin system, and she is able to run without any of that in her custom fit, custom made prosthetic from the best.
We are so grateful for Jordan Thomas foundation not only for the help they give us in getting the best legs for our daughter to keep her active, but also for the other families that are involved. They are an invaluable resource and it's so comforting to have other families that just get it. This Foundation came into our lives at just the right time and we are so grateful to them. Whether it's snowboarding, cheerleading, swimming, gymnastics, or playing kickball with the boys at recess, our girl does awesome because she has the best, from the best. And we immensely appreciate that!