After losing both his legs in a boating accident, Jordan Thomas could have become bitter. Yet, the athletic teen figured he was lucky -- his parents could afford expensive prosthetics -- and dedicated himself to helping other kids who have lost limbs.
The Tennessean, then 16, was scuba diving in the Florida Keys in 2005 when a boat's wake dragged him into its propellers. While his parents, both doctors, sprung into action, his legs could not be spared.
Luckily, $24,000 prosthetics allowed Thomas to return to the golf course. But while hospitalized, he discovered that many insurance plans cover only $5,000 worth of prosthetic bills. Now a college student, he created the Jordan Thomas Foundation, which has raised $400,000 for children in need of prosthetics.