CHILDREN’S DIAGNOSTIC & TREATMENT CENTER PATIENT, 10-YEAR-OLD DOUBLE AMPUTEE, BRIAN DOUGLAS INSPIRED CROWD AT 5K 4 KIDS RACE
CHILDREN’S DIAGNOSTIC & TREATMENT CENTER PATIENT, 10-YEAR-OLD DOUBLE AMPUTEE, BRIAN DOUGLAS INSPIRED CROWD AT 5K 4 KIDS RACE — His heart and determination helped raise funds for the not-for-profit and stimulated two new grants, providing Douglas with swimming lessons and new running blades. A double amputee, Douglas will be recognized for his heart and determination from when he participated as Race Captain and ran across the finish line without any formal running prosthetics. This moving photo of Douglas crossing the finish line with his friends was picked up by the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) and the Amputee Blade Runners Foundation (ABR). The CAF recently awarded Douglas a $1,500 grant to cover the cost of swimming lessons which he will take at the International Swimming Hall of Fame this summer. The ABR also generously offered Douglas a grant for a new set of high-tech running blades. He will travel to Nashville in June to be fitted for his blades which will be adjusted as he grows, allowing Douglas to become more physically active and compete in next year’s 5K 4 Kids Race.