Welcome to the Tadmor Shrine in Akron, Ohio
Shriners International is a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth.
There are just under 300.000 members from 195 temples (chapters) in the U.S., Canada, Mexico,the Republic of Panama, the Philippines and Germany.
Shriners International support Shriners Hospitals for Children, a one-of-a-kind international health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving
the lives of children by providing specialty pediatric care in orthopedics, cleft lip and palate, spinal cord injury, burn care, innovative research and
outstanding teaching programs. Since 1922, Shriners Hospitals for Children have significantly improved the lives of almost 1 million children.
We are proud to announce we have 7 current and former patients who are competing for gold in the adaptive winter games going on now in Sochi, Russia!
Meet the Athletes:
- Steve Cash (SHC St. Louis) - ice sledge hockey
- Heidi Jo Duce (SHC Salt Lake City) - snowboarding
- Stephanie Jallen (SHC Philadelphia) - alpine skiing
- Dan McCoy (SHC Erie) - ice sledge hockey
- Tatyana McFadden (SHC Philadelphia) - biathlon & cross-country skiing
- Nicole Roundy (SHC Salt Lake City) - snowboarding
- Santiago Vega (SHC Salt Lake City, competing for Chile) - alpine skiing
to read extended bios on some of the athletes.
Many of these athletes were introduced to their sport and got their first taste for athletic competition through a Shriners Hospitals for Children adaptive sports clinic. Each one of them has a remarkable story to tell of how hard work, determination and an “accept no limits” mindset has helped to get them to where they are today. Read more about some of their incredible journeys in the attached biographies.
You can also click here
to hear how snowboarder Heidi Jo Duce was first introduced to her sport through Salt Lake City’s Un-Limb-ited Amputee Camp and how appreciative she is of the care she has received through our hospital system.
Not only have our patients made their way to the games in Sochi, they have also found themselves on the podium! Stephanie Jallen won a bronze medal in the Women’s Super G and Tatyana McFadden won a silver medal in the Women’s 1km sprint cross-country skiing event.
In ice sledge hockey, Dan and Steve helped team USA beat Italy 5-1, and Korea 3-0. They defeated Canada 3-0 yesterday in the semi-finals to advance to the finals. They will play Russia on Saturday for the gold!
Today, March 14th Heidi and Nicole will take to the slopes for the para snowboard-cross race. Click here
to see the complete schedule for the games.
These patients are truly an inspiration to all of us. They are showing the world that there is no limit to what they can do. Let’s celebrate all that they have accomplished and continue to cheer them on in the coming days as they strive for gold.