14 YEAR-OLD PATIENT AMBASSADOR HUNTER WOODHALL TO DISCUSS HOW SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN SENDS LOVE TO THE RESCUE AND HOW MUSIC AND SPORTS FANS CAN HELP Hunter Woodhall is a typical 14 year-old athlete. He plays basketball, football and soccer. He wrestles. He runs track, snow skis, swims and rollerblades. He does it all with two prosthetic legs. He’s also a patient ambassador for Shriners Hospitals for Children and their new collaboration with Clear Channel. Now through December 2013, Clear Channel will support the Love to the Rescue Celebrity Auction, benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children. Music and sports fans can bid to win ultimate experiences with artists like Bon Jovi and Lionel Richie, or to play round of golf with a PGA Tour professional at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Pro Am and much more. Additionally, Shriners Hospitals for Children has also been named the beneficiary of this year’s all-new “iHeartRadio Music Festival Village” on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, receiving $1 from every ticket sold to the Village. Hunter will be there to meet fans and share his story.
About Shriners Hospitals for Children Child Ambassador Hunter Woodhall Hunter Woodhall 14 was born with fibular hemimelia of the left leg. The condition is a shortening or absence of one of the two bones in the calf, which may require amputation or bone lengthening procedures to correct. In addition, his right ankle was fused. The Woodhalls had a difficult time finding information about Hunter’s conditions. After exploring options that offered no real hope, the Woodhalls contacted Shriners Hospitals for Children. After consulting with a team of experts at the Tampa, FL facility, they proceeded with amputation of Hunter’s feet. After surgery – at just 11 months old – Hunter was soon walking and running on his prosthetic legs. Later Hunter was fitted with the first Flex-Foot Cheetah custom feet in addition to his prosthetic legs.
Date Recorded: 9/20/2013
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