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Here you’ll find inspiring stories, educational tips and updates from the Get Back Up Today community. Want to share your own story with the world? Click “Share Your Story” and tell us how you’ve worked to “get back UP!”

Inspiring Stories
Wendy Garrett

Wendy Garrett

I used to think I was invincible. That was, of course, until a chance accident left me without the use of my left leg. Little did I know that I would soon begin a three year-long journey to even get a proper diagnosis of my injury—let alone return to an active,...

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Inspiring Stories
Greg Brown
Greg Brown

Greg Brown

To me, Get Back Up means empowerment and courage - the courage to take on a disability and show others that it can't keep me or you down. I feel I have become part of a special group of people that can use this disability as a learning tool to keep moving forward....

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Inspiring Stories
Foot drop sufferers, Beth and Todd, can still run marathons
Todd Hart

Todd Hart

Get Back Up Three simple words.  But when put together, they convey a very strong message. Our “community” – those of us who have, and continue to battle, neurological conditions, cancer, etc., feel a connection and bond that many times is difficult to articulate....

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Inspiring Stories
Marathon runner with foot drop
Erin McGinnis

Erin McGinnis

I did it. I finished my very first half marathon at Disneyland and can’t wait to do it again. I absolutely never expected to do this. I am 68 and never was athletic, we did not have gym when I was in school and there were no sports for women. While I did consider...

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Inspiring Stories
Gaelyn doesn't let foot drop stop her
Gaelyn Cokayne

Gaelyn Cokayne

Gaelyn lives in East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa. A few years ago, she was unhappy with her weight and decided to exercise. While exercising she was experiencing pain in her lower leg and was told it was tendonitis and instructed to rest for six months. This...

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