UPDATE: Brian Reynolds – Runner, Hiker, Fundraiser – Bilateral Amputee

Brian-Reynolds-Tanzania-Australia-2013-Sunshine-Prosthetics-and-Orthotics-wayne-njLast August we blogged about Brian Reynolds, a bilateral amputee since the age of 4, due to meningococcemia. He grew up with a drive to constantly exceed his last accomplishment – an avid endurance hiker, mountain climber and runner and strong charity fundraiser. (read that post here)
“I feel like I am flying when I am out on the roads or trails, every time I pull on my running legs is a reminder of what I never thought I could do. It is and it exhilarating and it provides a challenge every time, not only is it a physical sport it is a mental one. You have to be able to push through physical barriers and mental to achieve your best and I really like this dynamic.”

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Brian Reynolds – Hiker, Runner, Fundraiser, Inspiration

Brian-Reynolds-Tanzania-Australia-2013-Sunshine-Prosthetics-and-Orthotics-wayne-njBrian Reynolds has been a bilateral below the knee amputee since the age of 4, due to meningococcemia.  That didn’t stop him from growing up active, constantly striving to exceed his last accomplishment.  He became an avid endurance hiker, through the trails of the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, Yosemite National Park and the Inca Trail in Peru.  He’s climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro! The Mt. Kilimanjaro climb was just one of the many charity fundraisers in which Brian participates.  He raised $10,000 for Climb for Sight, the fundraising program of Vision for the Poor, providing needed eye surgeries for children in developing countries.   Brian was born in Boston, MA and moved to New Jersey last year, where he lives with his wife, also an avid hiker and runner.  He joined a Paralympic Track Club in NJ and has been training for sprinting in the hopes of making the 2016 Paralympics. Brian is now trying to win Runner’s World Cover Photo Contest.  Voting is open through August 26th.  He has Sunshine Prosthetics and Orthotics’ vote!

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