My name is DJ Bishop. On May 29,2016 I suffered a broken neck and severe spinal cord injury while diving into a lake. This injury has left me a C4 quadriplegic, paralyzed from the chest down. Since October 2016, I have been receiving intense exercise therapy at Journey Forward, a program aimed at bettering the lives of those with paralysis. I currently am fortunate enough to attend Journey Forward for 9 hours each week. Since beginning there I have become stronger both physically and mentally and I have already gained back more than doctor's predicted I ever would. I attribute these gains to the therapy I have received and am excited for the opportunity to now be able to raise funds and give back to Journey Forward.
Ryan Feeney, a friend and fellow athlete has offered to push me in the Falmouth Road Race. Ryan and I met through the sport of baseball. While we never had the opportunity to play on the same team, we will be teaming up on August 18, 2019 to complete this 7.2 milerace and raise money for a cause that is very important to me. Please consider donating, so that others like me will have the opportunity to benefit from this life changing organization.
Thank you for your support,