Imagine a world where adventure and outdoor recreation are accessible and affordable for everyone with a disability. That’s the vision behind the Live it Love Foundation, led by executive director Jeff Scott who is joining us today. Jeff had an accident in late 2010 that left him a quadriplegic.
Life with a disability has many layers of challenges. Jeff has no feeling below his collarbone, no triceps, no grip strength. He shares with us his accident and how he adapted to his new life, not only physically, but also mentally. If you can believe it, gratitude played a big role.
Almost two years after his accident, Jeff began to sit ski. But skiing inbounds and on groomers just doesn’t have the same feel. That’s when he and his team developed the lunchbox – a trailer designed to be pulled behind a snowcat, to give four sit-skiers access to the backcountry. It’s truly a sight to see: Lunch Box Video
Thanks to Jeff and the programs offered through the Live it Love it foundation, they are working hard to empower through adventure and outdoor recreation for people with disabilities. Allow them to reconnect with sports and outdoor communities after a disabling injury or illness.
Where to find Jeff:
- Live It Love It Foundation
TedXtalk – Dealing with the Aftermath
- Shawn Achor’s TED Talk – The Happiness
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