Be a trailblazer
A trailblazer is a pioneer, an innovator, or a person who makes a new track through uncharted territory. There's a trailblazer inside each of us. Maybe you're already charting your own path, or maybe you need a little help getting started. Meet a few trailblazers whose determination, spirit, and sense of adventure show that grit comes in all shapes and sizes.
Cedar City, Utah
Favorite adventures: wheelchair hiking through the Colorado mountains
Adaptive equipment: GRIT Freedom Chair, SideStix forearm crutches, manual wheelchair, FreeWheel.
Nerissa has been active for as long as she can remember, but her diagnosis of Spinal Arthritis and Fibromyalgia forced her to be more creative in her outdoor activities. She started her own Etsy store and pet training and walking business in her rural area of Colorado and joined the GRIT team in 2017.
Favorite adventures: tandem hiking with her husband, wheelchair camping
Adaptive equipment: manual wheelchair, power wheelchair, GRIT Freedom Chair
Jenny lives in Seattle because of its unique offering of mountains, water, culture, and cool weather. She spends as much time as possible enjoying the outdoors. Her passion is travel, which has become a multi-adventure experience since her MS required a transition into a wheelchair.
Seneca, South Carolina
Favorite adventures: fishing on the beach with his family
Adaptive equipment: manual wheelchair, handcycle, GRIT Freedom Chair
Jeremy is happiest when he's outside in the wild. He loves camping, kayaking on the lake, or pushing down wooded trails. After medically retiring from his position at the Oconee County Sheriffs office, he volunteers, using his personal experiences to help others deal with their recent spinal cord injuries.