I am just one of many who has returned as an active participant of society.
While serving in the U.S. Air Force, I suffered an active duty spinal cord injury (SCI). After returning home, I held several jobs, but then became unemployed for several years (between 01 & 04. Depression was becoming a very, very serious problem. I was "stuck." I needed something to return me to being an active participant in society once more.
My first ever foray into wheelchair sports was the National Veterans Wheelchair Games in St. Louis, MO in 2004.
Since 2004, I have been to 10 National Veterans Wheelchair Games, several wheelchair bowling tournaments throughout the country, and various Bass Fishing events, the Chapter holds each year. Through Sports, I regained self reliance,camaraderie & returned as an active, employed member of society once again.