Ability-wise they may be an odd couple, but they make a great team and together they are transforming the resources available to people with spinal cord injuries in Northern California.
Amy Burnett will try anything at least once. Because of this openminded attitude, she is now a member of the U.S.Para-Badminton team, spokesmodel for Permobil and a runway model.
A chance encounter introduced Cruz Gutierrez to adaptive sports, and adaptive sports proved to be the key to his discovering how to embrace life after injury. Now he is dedicated to ensuring others get the same chance he did.
Injured at 24, Kevin Mullin dedicated himself to studying SCI rehab and recovery to improve his own functionality. He used that knowledge to help launch a now thriving training center.
Candis Welch has seen all sides of life in Tinsel Town. Whatever the job, Welch succeeds thanks to a strong work ethic and the confidence that she has the skills to succeed.
Since being shot 12 years ago, Christopher Johnson has learned to focus on solutions and be comfortable in situations where others might be uneasy. Those skills have helped him become a successful real estate agent, medical dispatcher and a leader of the Greater Boston Chapter of United Spinal Association.
United Spinal Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Danielle Corazza, an experienced military and veteran advocate, as the new vice president of its VetsFirst program.
Katie Smith has traveled the U.S. and the world, tried most adaptive sports, advocated for international disability inclusion and, most recently, began serving as the chapter leader for the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of United Spinal.
Aspiring commercial director, college student, advocate and volunteer, Shayla Gaither has a lot on her plate. A paraplegic since birth, she is determined to change the way people view disability.