Tighten Injured Recent Scholarship Recipients Success Stories!
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.
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 working on a degree in architectural design. Camryn has 5 siblings and enjoys spending time with them.
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.
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.
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 is hoping to get his adaptive driving license very soon.
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 hopes to start back doing therapy very soon. She would like to start driving again and is pursuing a career in Disability Law.