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Losing A Leg But Not Losing Hope

7.42am 20th November 2018 - People - This story was updated on Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

In 2011, John Bell was involved in a traumatic motorcycle accident, leaving his left leg amputated above the knee. He was also left with a crushed skull, broken back and many other health issues. This accident though, did not stop Bell from finding his true passion.

Realising he would never be able to go back to the job he loved – as an operator of heavy equipment – he knew it was time to focus on what mattered most; family and friends. He found a new passion for helping others who have gone through the loss of a limb.

Working with organisations like the Never Say Never Foundation, U.S. Adaptive Golf Alliance, and local Amputee Support Groups, Bell shows others ways to adapt to the new lifestyle and how to stay positive. Bell also attends the Annual Amputee Coalition Conference every year.

“The USAGA was invited to do a golf clinic during the Shriners Open in Las Vegas. Being around those 26 kids and giving them hope that anyone can play golf is truly amazing. It’s events like this that gives me true joy,” says John (pictured)

Power Tee is honoured to be a part of his comeback journey. “I will say that Power Tee is the main reason for me getting back in the game. With being an above knee amputee, I have had to completely change my golf swing, and with Power Tee I was able to save all my energy not loading the ball and focus on my swing and stance,” Bell says. “I have been using Power Tee a lot lately while training. I used Power Tee to help prepare me for the Veterans Charity Tournament this past weekend and the Phoenix Cup back in October. I was a Phoenix Cup vice-captain of 15 members representing Team USA with the USAGA.”

To learn more about Bell’s journey and see all the amazing things he has done for the disabled golf community, email him at onelegbell@gmail.com  or check out his website www.onelegbell.com

       

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