Adam Lane, a member of the Oklahoma chapter of United Spinal Association, has begun a 90-day cross-country handcycling trek from San Diego to New York City to raise funds to support the organization’s #StrongWheeled Together campaign and show how exercise and fitness can have a positive impact on the rehabilitation of individuals living with SCI/D.

“The work of the United Spinal was critical in helping me live the full life that I have today. Whether they are helping wheelchair users get out and about, connecting them with resources, or advocating on their behalf, United Spinal is making a true difference in the lives of so many people,” said Lane, a T10-11 paraplegic, disability advocate, and former paramedic who was spinal cord injured in motorcycle accident in 2007 at the age of 35.

Lane will be making numerous stops along his route to connect with people with and without disabilities to raise the awareness of the benefits of fitness, and the possibilities for life after SCI/D. Stops include Oklahoma City on May 3 and Washington, DC on June 12, before finishing his ride in New York City on June 25. United Spinal, United Access, and BraunAbility are sponsoring his trek.

Lane, who currently works for United Access as a Mobility Specialist helping people with disabilities adapt their vehicles to fit their needs, has served on the Mayor’s Committee for Disability Concerns for both Kansas City, MO, and Oklahoma City, OK. He has also been active in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee for United Access.

Donate now to support Lane’s goal of raising $1,000,000 to benefit United Spinal’s programs and services that empower the disability community.

Follow Adam Lane’s handcycling journey on Instagram @2022handcycleacrossamerica and in Facebook @AdamStrongWheeledAcrossAmerica.

[Source(s): United Spinal Association, PR Newswire]