Tighten Injured Recent Scholarship Recipients Success Stories!

  Aaron
  

At 21, Aaron suffered a C6-T1 injury as a result of a motorcycle accident. Since his accident in January 2014, he received his drivers license, is pursuing a college degree, is a tournament angler, photographs his travels, writes, and advocates for disabled outdoor recreational access.  Aaron has recently been medically approved to pursue a Captains Mariners License so that he may introduce others to the wonderful adventures on the water that he enjoys. 

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Camryn

At 17, Camryn suffered a C5 injury as a result of a BMX accident trying to avoid a younger rider. Since his accident in May 2016, he went on to graduate from high school, got his drivers license, enrolled in college and is finishing a degree in Architectural Design. Camryn recently proposed to girlfriend Nikki and they are planning to marry in 2024. Camryn has 5 siblings and enjoys spending time with his family. 

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At 30, Christina suffered a T2 injury when she fell over a cliff while walking her dog. Both she and her dog survived after spending a cold night on the mountainside.  Since her accident in June 2015, she moved to Florida to live a more independent life and continues to pursue outdoor activities which she enjoys. 

Christina

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In Dec 2013, after serving many years in the Army, David suffered a T5 injury as the result of a motorcycle accident when his bike hit a pothole in California. Since then, David has been an advocate for paralyzed Veterans and has engaged in almost every imaginable adaptive activity. He continues to work hard and is open to trying new medical opportunities that will help paralyzed individuals have degrees of recovery. 

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Derek

In Sept, 2020 Derek was a passenger in a near fatal car accident at the age of 19. He suffered a T7-8 injury  leaving him a young paraplegic. Since his accident, he has participated in adaptive fishing and just received his adaptive driving license in 2022.

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In July 2017, Erin was paralyzed at the C5-6 level at 21 in a freak accident when a chimney toppled down on top of the hammock she was sitting in . Since that time, Erin has graduated college, she bought and adapted a home in Florida and is back doing rehab therapy. She would like to start driving again and is pursuing a career in Disability Law. 

Erin

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In June of 2015, at 6 years old, Hayden was a front seat passenger in a vehicle when his grandmother, the driver, suffered a medical emergency and crashed.  He was left a high quadriplegic at the C3-5 level. Hayden has not let his injury slow him down or change his outlook on life. He recently had an Award named after him from his school that will be given to other students who exemplify the courage and positive outlook that Hayden has everyday. He is unforgettable if you are blessed to meet him. 

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In July of 2019, at 12 years old, Kaylee's family was hit head on by a driver who crossed the center line. Kaylee suffered a T12 burst fracture and spinal cord compression. After intense therapy 4 days a week for a year, she was able to move her legs.  Today, she is able to walk with a walker! Kaylee will graduate with an LPN license and recently passed her adaptive learners permit to be able to drive! Before her accident, Kaylee participated in martial arts, cheerleading & softball. 

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