Kenny has always been an active young man. He started walking at the age of 7 1/2 months old. Since then two wheels have been Kenny's favorite mode of transportation and adrenaline rush. At the age of 22 yrs old, Kenny was employed as a Carpenter working for the Carpenter's Union. Kenny is an outdoors type person, so at the time this job suited him well. On the evening of July 24, 2008 Kenny and a friend decided to go ride their dirt bikes at a local track. All though track riding wasn't a normal place for Kenny to ride, they loaded up the bikes and headed to the track. That decision changed his life forever. Kenny woke up in ICU and spent the next 2 weeks there, followed by 2 weeks in a recovery floor of the hospital, then onto in-patient rehabilitation.. You don't learn much in ICU or even in rehab, because your body is still in spinal shock. However, Kenny has always been spunky and optimistic so that didn't stop Kenny from setting a goal and making a bet with the doctor, so he could get the heck out of the hospital. Gaining weight, pushing himself and being able to get off the ventilator was the goal that needed to be achieved in 30 days. It's not as easy as it sounds, but a very determined Kenny met his goal and home he came. There were many tough days, but as a family we managed the changes, therapy, doctor appointments. The first 30 days were the worst but there is no stopping Kenny now. In fact, Kenny has developed a new motto, Leave No Stone Unturned.
Kenny lives his life by these words. It is our hope that you will too, as we never know when things will change forever.