November 21, 2014

  • Reintroducing Son #1

    My first born son was paralyzed in a car accident while he was in the ARMY in 1997. He was 20 years old at the time. He is now 38. He's come through a lot of dark years and is now a three sport athlete and extreme fitness advocate.

    Here he is playing tennis.


    When last I was blogging, a number of years ago now, Wayne hadn't yet found his niche in life. This has changed in the last 3-4 years.


    Here he won an International Doubles Tournament in wheelchair tennis this past summer in NYC.
    The rules for w/c tennis are exactly the same except they get 2 bounces of the ball. This also enables players in wheelchairs to practice with able bodied opponents.



    Wayne moved to Colorado in 2010, 2 months after his brother died. He learned to ski on a monoski and live a more healthy life, "for two."



    A couple of years ago he added hand-cycling for cardio fitness and strength and endurance. He rides 3 seasons, and even when there's no snow in Winter.
    I'm looking forward to seeing him over Christmas.

Comments (3)

  • What a journey of recovery and moving forward. looks like a very determined spirit!

  • You oldest son is an example , Christine . I am admiring him.

  • Thank you Bonnie and Michel. I cannot adequately describe the difficult years between then and now. Many challenges. I believe the death of his brother actually helped him realize how quickly life can be over and how much there is to live for in spite of the difficulties. Whatever it was, he has certainly been an example for tenacity and fitness these last few years.

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