Katie McKenzie

Katie McKenzie

In August of 1997, when I was 11-years-old, I was hit by a car while running on the sidewalk to transfer city buses in Downtown Honolulu, HI. This accident led to both of my legs being broken, a broken pelvis, traumatic brain injury as well as being in a coma for a...
Sandra Ricker

Sandra Ricker

I was looking forward to enjoying the next steps in my life after retirement, when a painful and sudden incident began to paint a dark cloud over these dreams. Just over two years ago, I was enjoying a play with friends and family when standing up to leave the theater...
Becky Piper

Becky Piper

Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid to not try. Life is one big adventure after another. That is how I am treating my disability. Almost three years ago, my husband was stationed in Guam while in the Navy and I was over there with him. We were living life to the...
Steven Peace

Steven Peace

Just a few years ago I had an entirely different career path in mind until one night changed the course of my life forever. On October 16, 2006, while serving in the Navy, I suffered a massive stroke. The scariest part is that I was all alone when this experience took...
Aika Yoshida

Aika Yoshida

If you asked me all the sports I used to play, it might be easier to tell which ones I didn’t play. From my first love of trail running and marathon races, I branched out to mountain biking, rock climbing, equestrian, skiing, snowboarding, and yoga. I’ve been an...
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,...