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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.

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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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 fullest; mountain biking, […]

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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 left me with intense pain […]

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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 month. I also […]

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