Welcome GRIT Freedom Chair Ambassadors!
We are very excited to announce the final 2019 GRIT Freedom Chair Ambassadors. Freedom Chair riders come in all shapes and sizes, from all different geographies and backgrounds, and have very unique goals and aspirations for the chair. We think each of our Ambassadors represent GRIT in their own way. Read on to learn about these 11 amazing individuals!
Tanelle - British Columbia
“After sustaining a complete spinal cord injury in August 2014, I have been actively pursuing adaptive outdoor recreation opportunities. Skiing, biking, hiking, golfing, and surfing are all under my belt so far. This ambassadorship is important to help grow my charity and advocate for inclusion in the outdoors, as well as allowing me to easily navigate the rough terrain I love.”
Donna - California
“I am currently living in Los Angeles, CA, as a competitive athlete. I am in training to beat a US women’s bench press record and hope to join the US Paralympic team.”
Leslie - North Carolina
"I live in Asheville, NC, and love this community! I attended UNC Asheville to be closer to the mountains. I loved to bike, run and go hiking in the Western North Carolina mountains. However, during my freshman year of college, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis…I am ecstatic to be a GRIT Freedom Chair Ambassador! I know the Freedom Chair will present many new opportunities. Although I have difficulty with balance and mobility, the GRIT Freedom Chair will help me conquer these disabilities. I will be able to explore the trails and wilderness of Western North Carolina, again!"