BRIDGING THE GAP
A decade ago after a tragic car accident
Adam Gorlitsky was told he would never walk again.
Devastated by the news but determined to move forward, Adam became an advocate for the disabled community and an inspiration to everyone around him. Ten years after his accident, Adam’s life dramatically changed again. Adam was chosen as a candidate for a new exoskeleton technology, a machine that would allow him to stand and walk again for the first time in a decade. The moment he stood, Adam knew his next mission; he was determined to help change other’s lives as well. His continued commitment to inspire others to action serves as the cornerstone of his “Stand Up and Change a Life” philosophy.
In April of 2016 with 40,000 runners cheering him on, Adam became the first paralyzed man to complete the 10K Cooper River Bridge Run.
Surrounded by hundreds at the finish line, Adam set out to prove to himself and others that adversity can be overcome. He is passionate about creating a safe environment for people living with a disability and their families around the world and wants to give others the courage to move forward in a positive and productive way. Today he speaks to groups around the nation educating others on not only living with a disability, but overcoming this adversity to live an extraordinary life.
On Saturday, Oct., 15, at the Family Circle Stadium, I Got Legs founder Adam Gorlitsky will become the first paralyzed man in history to walk in the Lowcountry Race for the Cure. He has dedicated his walk to good friend Sonia Mullins, who is been in her own battle with breast cancer. Read more about Adam and Sonia's Journey.
Adam Gorlitsky is the First Paralyzed Man to Walk in Portland Marathon
On Sunday October 9th, I Got Legs founder Adam Gorlitsky became the first paralyzed man in history to walk in the Portland Marathon. He also participated in the Portland Marathon Kid's Fun Run & Fitness Festival, Saturday, Oct. 8th.
Here are some behind the scenes photographs!