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,...
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...
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. It...
Claytons Never Quit!

Claytons Never Quit!

My son is a talented athlete, holding national records in discus and long jump. He loves to sing and loves being outdoors. He is a caring brother and a loving son, and can be extremely sweet (when he wants to be!). He is also a pediatric stroke survivor! I’m guessing...
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...
Craig Vogtsberger

Craig Vogtsberger

I stood on the side of the mountain looking back to how far I had come. I was tired, exhausted, and in pain. I was done. Standing here, the incline was so steep, I could only place part of my boot in the snow. I’m glad I had the trekking poles. Those and my good leg...