​My Why: Garrison Redd

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on September 14, 2020 # Team Reeve

The inaugural Reeve Run & Roll virtual 5K will take Team Reeve globetrotting for the first time on October 17, 2020. And this time around, participants can run, roll, handcycle, bike, roller skate, or walk it out on a treadmill. We reached out to our Team Reeve members to ask why they are participating in the Reeve Foundation first virtual 5K.

Garrison Redd

What inspired you to join Team Reeve?Garrison during race

I was inspired to join Team Reeve because I wanted to make an impact on the lives of other individuals living with a spinal cord injury. When you are newly injured, especially when you are young, you are unaware of all the opportunities you still have, even with your injury.

What has been the hardest challenge that you have overcome?

The hardest challenge I have overcome honestly is becoming comfortable with myself and my new ability. It can take years to accept your injury, which is ok. In my case, once I came to terms with my injury and found ways to adapt, my life became much better.

What are you looking forward to on the day of the race?

I look forward to seeing other people smile and working towards the same goal to finish the race as well as the opportunity to raise awareness.

Explain why it’s important for you to take part in this virtual 5k this year.

In my opinion, this is the most critical year. We are currently living through some very turbulent and uncertain times, and we all need to come together and unite. The best part about the Reeve Foundation is that it brings together people from all different demographics with a common goal. That goal is to raise awareness for individuals living with a spinal cord injury. The key thing is unity, and even though it is virtual, it still promotes unity and inclusivity.

There is still time to register for the Reeve Run & Roll!

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