This week we are featuring a man that most likely needs no introduction for many of you.
Adam was injured in 2011 when during a severe manic bipolar state he crashed his car while driving 120mph. He suffered a C6-C7 spinal cord injury and after spending many hours in physical therapy he was able to regain function in one hand. Adam is considered a quad, yet the man does not sit still. I know, it’s a paradoxical statement, but spend some time with him and you’ll see what I mean.
He enjoys being active and for that reason he has achieved a great level of personal success. He is a motivational speaker, life coach, and an author. He is on the board of several programs for the developmentally disabled. He has been featured in The Columbus Dispatch, (614) Magazine, on 10 TV News, and was the recipient of The Forty Under 40 award by Business First Magazine. Adam graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelors in Civil Engineering and hopes to one-day partner with vacation resorts and set up areas to be ran similar to Creative Living.
Before Adam became paralyzed he had been a national champion for the Ohio State Water Ski Team. Until recently Adam believed he’d never be able to experience one of his most rewarding life passions since he last skied at Nationals. Yet here he is, water skiing like a champ. This is the second summer that Adam has participated in adaptive water skiing and by the smile on his face, it is clear how much he both loves and missed the sport. The joy is so evident that the coordinators of TAASC (The Adaptive Adventure Sports Coalition) loaned him the equipment. Now anytime Adam and his family unite at their lake house, he’ll be able to water ski on a much more regular basis. How exciting is that guys?
Enjoy the water Adam!