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The Centre Is Now Online
On Friday, July 21, 2000, the Centre officially went "live" with our brand-new web page. We are still in the process of finalizing the site, so please bear with us as we continue to work in order to make this site a reflection of our commitment to excellence.
Top Female Amputee Golfer Swings Into Action This Weekend
One of the Centre's own patients, Kellie Valentine, an above elbow amputee, is ranked as the one of the best female amputee golfers in the country, thanks to her second place finish in the National Amputee Golf Association's national tournament in 1997. This week, she will aim to improve her record at the 7th Great Lakes Amputee Classic at Riverside Golf Club in Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania. Not only is she participating in the tournament, but she is also organizing the whole event. The Centre will be one of the sponsors for the tournament so look for us there! The tournament begins on Friday July 21st, and will end on the 23rd.

Visit the NAGA's Web Site: www.amputee-golf.com
Fantasy Baseball: Eight Year-Old Amputee Dreams of the Majors
Upper-limb amputee, Colin Kanouff, got a glimpse of what it feels like to be a Major League Baseball player when a photographer from a local newspaper attended one of his little league games to do a story about him. Read the article on Colin below.

The Times Reporter
Sunday, July 9, 2000
It's undeniable that Colin Kanouff plays baseball...
For the Love of the game.


By: Pat Burk

Take one look at 8 year-old Colin Kanouff playing baseball and one player comes to mind - former major league pitcher Jim Abbot. Like Abbot, Colin is missing part of his right arm. And also like Abbot, Colin has turned negatives into positives and has dreams of playing in the "bigs."

A son of Chad and Kelly Kanouff of Strasburg, Colin was born with both arms, but a blood clot on his elbow forced doctors to amputate when he was 12 days old. After a year of T-ball, Colin jumped up to play machine-pitch this year and did well enough to hit a home run - though his sights are on pitching someday.

"He certainly doesn't let things get in the way of what he likes to do," said Kelly. Don't count him out.
Former High School Track Star Gets Another Chance to Race
Darrel McCauley, another of the Centre's patients, has won national acclaim for his amazing speed. On July 4th - 7th, 2000, he participated in 20th National Veterans Wheelchair Games in San Antonio, Texas. Darrel returned to Ohio with an impressive four gold medals and one silver. To read the recent newspaper article on his victory: click here.

Visit the National Veterans Wheelchair Games' Web Page: www.va.gov/nvwg/
Ms. Ensweiler Attends Advanced Seminar on Townsend Knee Orthoses
As part of our Centre's commitment to the continuing education of our staff, Kathi E. Einswiler C.O., C.Ped., recently traveled to Columbus, Ohio, to attended "Bracing Solutions 2000", a seminar given by Townsend Design. The seminar provided a forum where certified orthotists and other medical professionals could exchange information about advanced professional trends, knee anatomy and biomechanics, bracing technology and fabrication techniques.