My Anytime Story
In 1986, I was attacked at a stoplight and shot three times. One bullet ripped through my aorta, another tore a hole in my bowel and the third bullet lodged near my spine. Eight months in the hospital and 36 operations later, I had both legs amputated above the knees. Two broken hips, three shoulder replacements and four knuckle replacements meant that my activity level decreased over the years, but my love for the outdoors and pushing myself to my physical limit never stopped. In 2012, I set out on a quest to take up a new hobby – rock climbing. I approached Anytime Fitness for some much needed help and an experienced trainer.
In 2013, I went rock climbing in the Sierras up the face of Mount Whitney, the highest summit in the U.S. I made it to 10,000 feet, but I was not deterred from reaching my goal of hitting a summit. Days later I hit the summit near Mount Langley. If it wasn't for the experienced trainer that I had, one that understood my personal goals and my limits, I am sure that I would not have met the greatest fitness goal of my life. I am still in the gym, training for my next big adventure because I still have a list of things to do. I won't let my disability put a limit on those goals.