Original hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Current hometown: Pinellas Park, FL
Veteran status and Branch of service: Medically Retired, United States Army
Years of service: 1989-2006
Rank: Sergeant, USA
Military Occupation: Motor Transport Operator
Deployments: Preparing for deployment when training accident occurred
Any military/veteran connection or are you riding in honor of a military member/veteran?
PK: I am riding to honor every American who has ever served, who is serving and who will serve.
How long have you been physically challenged?
PK: 13 years
Mode of ambulation?
PK: Nearly quadriplegic, only having use of my left arm.
Personal reason for making the ride?
PK: I don’t know how much longer I have in my life to be physically active. I need to participate in this event and others like to prove to myself that I’m alive inside. Completing this adventure will be a huge accomplishment for me to demonstrate to myself that I am and will always be able, not disabled.
Message to others with physical challenges about the benefits of participation in Adaptive Sports.