Paul Peterson lost his leg at age 15 in a motorcycle accident. Today, at age 22, he is one of the nations fastest runners. An athlete before his accident, Paul was determined to not let the loss of his leg slow him down, so he learned to run with a prosthetic leg. Three years ago, Paul began to run competitively. He runs in the 4x100 relay, the 100meter and 200 meter and the long jump. He is ranked 3rd in the nation in the 100 meter and has been training intensely for the upcoming National Paralympic Championship.
Unfortunately, on June 3, 2015, someone broke into Pauls apartment and stole three of his running prosthesis, each unique to one of the events he competes in. With your help, we can raise some funds to allow Paul to do his best in the National Paralympic Championship on June 22 2015.
My name is Clay Claiborne. I live in Charlotte NC. I am a certified Prosthetist/Orthotist. Paul Peterson is a patient of mine who has been fitted with prosthetics for the past 6 years. The money raised will be used for fitting him with his running prosthetics and supplies need to compete. I am not sure how to obtain the funds needed to help pay for the expenses.