My name is John Payne and on June 28, 1998 I was paralyzed from the chest down in a mountain bike accident. After my accident I had, and continue to have, tremendous support from my friends and family and church family.
I have always been active since my accident, getting my first handcycle the month after I got home from rehab. In 2003 I started road racing in a racing wheelchair and have done any and every distance since then, from 5Ks to a 24 hour race where I completed 167 miles.
In October of 2019 I was blessed to get to marry my beautiful wife Sabrina.
In October of 2020 (I guess October is a good month for me) I was fortunate to get to trial a ReWalk Exoskeleton and stand and walk for the first time in over 20 years. It was an incredible experience.
Now I have the opportunity to get my own ReWalk Exoskeleton and I am launching a fundraising campaign to raise the funds to purchase my own ReWalk.
I am excited about this opportunity and beyond all the health benefits, like increased bone density, improved circulation, better posture, and many others, I just look forward to being able to take a walk around the neighborhood with my wife and our dogs.
To donate to John's new exoskeleton CLICK HERE
Sabrina and me on our wedding day
The ReWalk exoskeleton