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Driven to win

Changing course

Brendon Wiseley is a competitive kid. Competition runs in his family—he’s a fifth generation race car driver. After receiving his first micro junior car at the age of five, Brendon’s dreams racing professionally where put on hold when a riding lawn mower accident took his leg when he was seven. After surgery, he received a prosthesis from a local provider, but it didn’t fit correctly and was difficult to use.

Back on track

Brendon’s family had briefly met some Shriners at the hospital ER and within a month, received a call from Shriners Hospitals for Children — Shreveport asking if the Wiseley’s would like to bring Brendon in for an evaluation. We were able to fit him with a new custom-built prosthetic leg, and remarkably, Brendon was soon racing again.
“One thing Shriners don’t believe in is a child with a disability… My first experience at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Shreveport was amazing.”
– Wade Wiseley, Brendon’s father

The right fit

Shriners Hospitals for Children customizes each prosthesis and provides individualized physical therapy for each child.

“I’m impressed that he can be this competitive, and I’m talking about top 10 in the nation–of open competition–not amputee competition, but all-comers. It’s phenomenal.”
- Henry Richter, Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist, Shreveport
“Please support Shriners. They are the only reason I am able to race. They save lives and they make little children smile when no one else can. To me they are angels on earth!”