REGARDLESS OF ADVERSITY | ONE PROSTHETIC ORTHOTIC SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL PATIENT REACHES HIGH AND DEFIES THE ODDS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARLTON, NJ, DECEMBER 5, 2018 – Brandon Holiday, a below-knee amputee and decorated paracanoe team member of the Athletes with Disabilities Canoe Kayak Club has his sight set on the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. Throughout Holiday’s life, he has faced adversity and setbacks due to multiple health issues. However, this has not stopped Prosthetic Orthotic Solutions International’s (POSI) patient from forging ahead and accomplishing his goals as a paracanoe sprint 200 M kayaker.
Paracanoe is a canoeing discipline for athletes with impairments which initially began as an initiative by the International Canoe Federation (ICF). This event permits athletes with impairments to compete in the sport. A Paracanoe race involves kayaks and is classified into three classes determined by the athlete’s impairment.
Over the years Holiday has suffered significant health problems including but not limited to ten heart attacks, mini pulmonary emboli, medicine-induced Cushing’s with diabetes, four cardiac stents and antiphospholipid syndrome, a blood clotting condition, which claimed his left leg below the knee in 2006. After his limb amputation, POSI stepped in to support Holiday with his lower limb prosthetic enabling him to gain mobility and the confidence needed to move forward with his life as an amputee. Over the years, with extreme dedication and perseverance, Holiday has won multiple United States National Titles and sixteen medals in both martial arts and paracanoeing.
In August 2018, POSI patient, Holiday, took his team, Athletes with Disabilities Canoe Kayak Club to Oklahoma City where they competed in the American Canoe Associations Sprint National Championships. At this event, Holiday won the National Champion-Gold Medal in the Men’s 500m Paracanoe K1, the Silver Medal in the Men’s 200m Paracanoe K1, and ranked 9th in both the United States Men’s 200m Masters B K1 and the United States Men’s 500m Master B K1.
The road to the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics has not been easy, nor will it be, but with POSI’s assistance, Holiday will continue year around training in order to prepare to qualify for Team USA and compete internationally.
Prosthetic Orthotic Solutions International (POSI) was founded in June 2000, by Kevin Towers, CPO LP and Jim Alaimo, CPO with a philosophy of patient-oriented care. Their approach focused on spending the necessary time with each patient leading to better results and outcomes. They assembled a team of American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC) dedicated to serving patient needs.
Prosthetic Orthotic Solutions International
100 Brick Road, Suite 315
Marlton, NJ 08053