Former semi-pro football player, amateur hockey player, and pro-wrestler; Steve Chamberland understands the importance of physical activity. In addition to immediate health and mobility benefits, it also impacts your quality of life, confidence level, and self-worth. It is with this mindset that 50 Legs gladly provides quality prosthetic legs to children, adults, and military wishing to live an active lifestyle. In addition to helping children, Steve has a true respect for those that serve our country and has provided legs for many service men and women. 50 Legs was also one of the first to help and support victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. If you ask Steve how he feels about losing his leg, he might surprise you. “I thank God every single day for losing my leg, as it led me to what I am supposed to do. I just want to help people better their lives.” All you have to do is watch Steve interact with children to see he is truly in love with what he does!
Tiffany Willis is a Tampa native and graduated from Bloomingdale High School in Valrico, Florida. Her passion to help others drove her to earning a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of South Florida. After graduation Tiffany taught third grade students within the Hillsborough County Schools system for 3 years. She has experience in organizing fundraising events and has organized multiple golf tournaments, fundraising drives, and developed a successful athletic booster club. Through her fundraising experiences she has built trustworthy business relationships within the community. Tiffany’s experience makes her a vital asset to the 50 Legs team. One of Tiffany’s favorite hobbies is spending time with her horses.
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Terry McCoy is the Senior Vice President and Branch Manager for Morgan Stanley in Palm Harbor. In addition to his 27 year history in financial services, Terry has a strong background in working with several local charities and boards in the Tampa Bay Area. He also attended the University of Georgia and is an avid golfer. “I initially became involved with 50 Legs as I have a passion to help children, but after meeting some of the children Steve had already helped, I felt my heart led me here.”
Tom Free has been a Firefighter/Paramedic for the Safety Harbor Fire Department for the past 7 years. With a Bachelor’s in Sociology from Presbyterian College, a Bachelor’s in Social Science Education from University of Southern Florida, a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army, and a Certified EMT, Paramedic and Firefighter, he is a well rounded individual with a passion for helping others.
Shane Wood is a third-generation Pinellas County resident and plumber. He has a Florida State Plumbing Contractors License and is Vice President and General Manager for McGill Plumbing, Inc. in Largo, Florida. Shane is a graduate of Clearwater Central Catholic High School (1996). He also takes an active role in the community, volunteering with Lions Club International, where he is the second Vice President and Tail Twister at the Largo Lions Club Chapter. Shane is a husband and step-father to three children, ages 11, 14 and 18. Attempting to balance his time between a family business, home life and service to others, he enjoys carving out time to golf or fish. Writing about himself in the third person is just an added bonus.
Carmen Acabbo is a native of Boston and graduate of Northeastern University with a degree in Business Management. She is a self-employed Interior Designer, Project Manager, wife, and mother of three. She is an avid runner and advocate of healthy living. Her passion for 50Legs came as a result of her sister Celeste Corcoran, losing both of her legs during the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. The initial months of Celeste’s recovery were dire. She was fitted for a set of prosthetics that left her unable to walk without pain. When it seemed as if a life spent in a wheelchair most of the time was inevitable, Steve Chamberland’s persistence that Celeste get help through 50Legs paid off. Celeste not only recovered her mobility but her spirit as well! Having seen firsthand the life-changing possibilities afforded to patients by 50Legs, Carmen has been motivated to help others receive the same opportunity. She has been the organizer of the 2015, 2016, and 2017 50Legs Boston Marathon Fundraising campaigns. Carmen has assisted runners in raising close to $250,000 in donations. She will be joining the burgeoning 2018 Fundraising Team as a runner herself to mark 5 years of healing and recovery for her family, thanks in part to 50Legs.
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