SYRACUSE, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Shriners Hospitals for Children is participating for the third straight year in the annual Tournament of Roses Parade and, this year, a 13-year-old boy from Utah will be on their float.
Hunter Woodhall is this year’s Shriners Hospital Children Patient Ambassador. Hunter was born with a lower limb deficiency that required surgery to remove both his feet. At just 11 months old, he was fitted with artificial legs at Shriners Hospitals for Children - Tampa and quickly walked on them. Hunter and his family moved to Utah, where he grew to become an accomplished athlete.
Specialists at Shriners Hospitals for Children - Salt Lake City offered several orthopedic options to allow him more flexibility in sports. Hunter excels on the basketball court, football field and wrestling mat, and is an avid runner, skier and swimmer.
Last summer Hunter was selected to be one of two international patient ambassadors for Shriners Hospitals for Children and has spent the last year attending official events and sharing his story around the country.
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