Medical Condition

Travis Sigmon

Corporal While on foot patrol looking for insurgents, a fellow soldier stepped on an IED, and Travis took most of the blast.  Waking up from a coma without his arm, and suffering other injuries from shrapnel, he returned home for recovery. Now he’s on a mission to be a Dive Pirate.

Marlene Krpata

Captain Marlene Krpata Marlene was a leg limb salvage after suffering a mortar attack while serving in Iraq.  In 2011 she decided to amputate her leg below the knee.  Since her amputation she has been back playing softball and running around with her nieces and nephew.  Swimming in the ocean has had a calming effect…

Randy Gallup

Avionics Technician 1st Class Shortly after Randy married in 2007, he and his wife were in a motorcycle accident.  The crash claimed his wife and left him without a right arm and other multiple injuries.  Driven to move forward with life, he now mentors others with life-changing injuries and is now pursuing his childhood dream,…

Johnny Clay Fisher, Jr.

Johnny was in a major car accident that claimed his right leg below the knee.  He is training for the 2013 trip, but jump started his training by working with friends and family to sponsor his gear.  A truck driver who believes in living life to his fullest, Johnny is a very active dive pirate!

Aaron Sifuentes

Aaron is an above the knee amputee who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident in 2006.  After snorkeling with is fiance, Aaron’s planning on taking the next step as a Dive Pirate.

Thomas L. Hudson

Senior Airman Thomas is still active duty with the Air force after losing most of the fingers on his right hand while serving in Iraq. The water actually took away most of his hand pain. His wife, Katelyn, is also active military and trained to be his dive buddy for the 2011 trip.

Gina McWilliams

An accomplished athlete, Gina lost her right leg below the knee in an automobile accident at age 25.   Her left foot was severed and reattached.  Since the accident, Gina has won metals in wheelchair basketball and volleyball, and is currently the coach for the Ignite Volleyball Club and serves as the middle school volleyball…

Randy Smith

Randy is an active member of his community, working at the Army Depot and managing a number of rental properties in the Corpus Christi area.  He lost his leg to a drunk-driver accident when he was 19, but continues to live a very active life that now includes diving.

Larry O’Daniel

Major Larry O’Daniel has served in the Navy during the Vietnam War era and more recently as a Military Policeman in the US Army.  He was most recently in Iraq until a cancerous tumor required the removal of his leg.  This isn’t stopping Larry from motorcycling or diving as he finished his certification in the…

Scott Palomino

Scott Palomino is a retired Airman that was hit by mortar fire in Iraq that took one of his legs.  Scott is still very active and is pursuing his college degree. He took immediately to diving and finished his certification in the Caymans in the Spring of 2005.