First Paralyzed Man To Participate In Cooper River Bridge Run
(Charleston, South Carolina) We make excuses all the time why we can't do things. In fact, the word "can't" has increasingly become more prevalent in my vocabulary as I get older, especially when it comes to exercise. Adam Gorlitsky doesn't believe in "can't." Ten years ago, Adam was told he would never walk again. But that didn't stop him.
On Saturday, April 2, 2016 Adam will be the first paralyzed man to participate in the Cooper River Bridge Run.
At 19 years old, Adam survived a car accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Strong will and technology have combined their forces as Adam uses a robotic exoskeleton called ReWalk to redefine life with a spinal cord injury. He now plans to use this exoskeleton to bridge the gap between the disabled and able-bodied.
Hosting several fundraising events throughout the Charleston, South Carolina area, Team Adam is creating a safe environment for the disabled community and their family and friends. Adam's response to the challenge that lies ahead of him is simple but extremely powerful, "I GOT LEGS. What do you stand on?" Join Adam as he takes a bold stance. You can make a contribution, purchase a t-shirt, or find the link to sign up for the Cooper River Bridge Run here.
The Cooper River Bridge Run is one of the best organized 10-K races in the world. Now in it's 39th year, the event is capped at 40,000 participants which includes 1,600 charity connection entries. The purpose of the run is to promote physical activity and a healthy lifestyle through education and opportunity.