35 years ago Joe Kals was in a motorcycle accident that changed his life; as he puts it, “on June 5th, 1982 at 2 pm … my life shifted into what felt like another dimension. Perhaps a dimension that I would not have had to experience if it was not for my motorcycle accident at the age of 21, which completely severed my spinal cord at Thoracic 12 and Lumber 1.”
Joe is a paraplegic, with no feeling below his hips - and he’s walking 3,355 miles across America to raise awareness and fund a Cure for Paraplegia with Joekalsusa2018.
Justin, who has an incomplete T-12 spinal cord injury, knows Joe from an online spinal cord injury group. When we found out that Joe and his wife were living in Tampa (just two odd hours away from our Florida home base), we set up a time to meet.
You can find more photos of Joe, and our full story, here.
Tampa Bay, Florida. February 2018.
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