Paddle Diva is always on the lookout for inspiration wherever it reveals itself, and Life Rolls On is definitely one organization that is inspiring a lot of people to see that there are no boundaries in life, even after spinal cord injury and paralysis.
Life Rolls On’s signature adaptive surfing program, “They Will Surf Again,” is an award winning series of bi-coastal events that empower paraplegics and quadriplegics, helping them experience the freedom of mobility through surfing with the assistance of adaptive equipment and support from volunteers.
The events aim to help individuals with SCI and their families to find support from network outside of a traditional group setting, and helps demonstrate that anything is possible despite paralysis
Paddle Diva’s Gina Bradley has a scoliosis curvature of her spine that was diagnosed late in her development and was never braced. She’s lived with a noticeable C-curve in her spine her whole life, and used her diagnosis as motivation to never give up and stay in shape.
“I keep my body as strong as possible and overcome my own fears that scoliosis will take over my life,” says Gina. “Many doctors told me childbearing might be difficult and that attempting certain sports, like running, could be impossible. But by simply believing in my own ability to move forward, I have managed to surpass expectations.”
Visit Life Rolls On to learn more about their mission to help young people suffering from spinal cord injury to improve their quality of life through action sports.