Traci was injured in a car accident and has been a quadriplegic since then. She owns and maintains a boutique in her hometown of Rowlett, TX and was joined on the trip by her sister, parents and new paraplegic friend, Domonic Corradin. If Traci had a pirate name, it would be “cupcake”.
Alan is a very active grandfather, business man, rugby player and a quadriplegic. He was injured nearly 30 years ago but it has never stopped his enjoyment. He was joined by the team of his wife and two daughters, who talked him into wearing this lovely Ethel Merman dive attire.
Bonnie is a high school chemistry teacher in San Antonio and lost a leg in a car accident. This has not kept her from sports – she is a bronze medal holder in sitting volleyball from the Athens Paralympic games. She is great in the water and out and has a great sense of humor…
Stanley was injured in an unusual surfing accident that led to paralysis from the waist down. He still loves the water and was very excited to learn to dive. He will return in 2010 with his wife, Cheryl, because she sees how fun it is and wants in on the party.
Juana and her husband, Rafael, had been divers for years before a traffic accident left her as a quadriplegic. Now they are diving together again and loving it. They are also the parents of two lovely girls who will be divers soon.
Sergeant Latseen is a native Alaskan and served in the US Army as a Sergeant until a roadside bomb took most of both legs. He is still active and is a great swimmer and is a natural in scuba diving. He and his wife, Jessica, will be along for many more trips.
Becca was born in the former Soviet Union and was adopted at the age of 7 by Lee Lockhart of St Petersburg, FL. She does not have fully formed hands or feet, but this has never stopped her as she played for her highschool volleyball team and took quickly to scuba diving. She just graduated…
Private Jake was a Private in the Marine Corps and served during the evacuation of Saigon at the end of the Vietnam Conflict. He was injured by a gunshot wound after returning and is now a paraplegic working at the Buffalo, NY area VA helping other vets. He is active in many sports and could…
PFC Alex was a PFC in the USMC and described his job as “kicking in doors”. He was injured in Fallujah and is missing part of his leg. He did so well in scuba and liked the island so much, don’t be surprised if he shows up next year as your dive master!
Eric is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a physical therapist at Memorial Hermann TIRR in Houston, TX. A paraplegic for over 10 years, Eric takes on as many challenges as he can and he loves scuba, joining us for the trip to Cayman Brac in 2008.