Kenneth has been in a wheelchair since 1984, after a gun shot wound caused his paraplegia. He says it was a blessing, being in the wrong place at the wrong time gave him a second chance to rediscover his life. He credits a friend with quadriplegia for challenging him to start living again after his accident, and spent the next 20 years working with him in the Boston area encouraging inner-city people with disabilities to regain their sense of purpose and freedom.
Kenneth now works in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with Turning Point; encouraging people with disabilities to enjoy the outdoors through fishing and kayaking. He also works as a Christopher Reeve Foundation mentor assisting and counseling newly disabled people. In his spare time, he’s in a bowling league with fellow pirate Bryan Shaner.