Kenneth Walsh

Retired Airman Kenneth Walsh, US Navy Ken served two years in the US Navy before a training accident severed his spinal cord, causing quadriplegia.  After his service Ken became a technology and shop teacher, and was active with the Minnesota Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America as a peer mentor. He also competed in the…

Monty Crumrine

Retired US Army Specialist Monty served in the US Army as a tactical wire operations specialist, leaving the service in 1985 to return to his career as a lineman with New Braunfels Utilities. On March 18, 1988, his left shoulder made contact with a high voltage line, the electricity exited both hands. After numerous surgeries…

Caitlin Moffett

Caitlin was diagnosed with Friedreich Ataxia, a neuromuscular disorder, when she was 10 years old, and by 18 she started to rely on a wheelchair as her main source of mobility. A very determined young lady, she completed two degrees, both in the field of psychology; Christian counseling and military resiliency. She currently is using her…

Luke Murphy

Retired US Army Staff Sergeant Luke comes from a military family and was proud to join the armed forces, serving two tours in Iraq.  The second tour ended when his group’s humvee came across an EFP-IED. Everyone in the vehicle suffered injuries, Luke receiving the worst losing one leg and severely damaging the other.  Twenty-nine…

Gary Milne

Retired US Army Sergeant Gary grew up in Florida and loved fishing and water skiing, and always wanted to try scuba.  He joined the military to give back to his country while taking a break from college, and while in the service got certified to dive.  After a rock climbing accident that caused a spinal…

Mandy McKenzie

Mandy McKenzie Mandy suffered a fall that caused in incomplete spinal injury, and she’s been working hard to regain as much mobility as possible.  Continuing her education and therapy, she is now walking with crutches and loves the mobility of the water.  Her buddy is Chance Anderson and they trained with Tyler Brandes in partnership with Choo…

Scott Sperling

Scott Sperling Scott was born with a with a right club foot along with no feeling and lack of blood circulation in both feet.  These issues would lead to numerous hospital visits, bone infections and eventually amputations. Over the last 15 years Scott has been involved with local fundraising activities, where a great group of sponsors and supporters give…

Connor Hall

Connor Hall Connor took advantage of a try-scuba event for people with disabilities hosted by Denver Divers, and loved it.  Connor was a member of the Penn State Ski Team when he collided with a tree, causing an incomplete spinal cord injury. He still braves the outdoors with crutches and can’t wait to go diving…

Higinio “Gene” Laureano

Retired Private First Class, US Army.  Gene served in the army from 1980-1983, and trained with the marines at Ft. Hood, TX.  He credits his service for his success today.  A successful welder, Gene fell 20 feet while on the job repairing an awning, causing a spinal cord injury resulting in paraplegia.  He participates in…

Tom Hall

Petty officer 2nd class US Navy. Tom joined the navy after one year of college to take a break from school and see the world some.  He was in the navy for 6 years and is a Gulf War vet.  A motorcycle accident in 2001 caused his complete spinal cord injury, resulting in paraplegia.  An…