Everyone Has a Story to Tell

Here are just a few of the hundreds of Get Back Up stories we’ve heard over the years. Want to tell us about your journey? Click the button to the right and submit your story today.

Lainie Ishbia

Lainie Ishbia

If you ask any elementary school age student what the highlight of their day was, the answer is almost always “recess.” But that was never the case for me as a young girl. Unlike my peers—who literally counted down the minutes until they could run, jump and play—I dreaded those activities and secretly wished for […]

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Felicia Catarella

Felicia Catarella

December 1st, 2012 is a day that I will both never forget and only half-remember. I was driving home in the late hours of a frigid Massachusetts night, feeling a bit light-headed thanks to a few recent bouts of vertigo. I’m told that I must’ve fallen asleep at the wheel, allowing my car to drift […]

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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, physical life. For me, […]

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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 outdoor enthusiast my entire life, and I […]

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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 place. While I was […]

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