CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- Adam Gorlitsky was paralyzed in a car crash when his was 19-years-old, after falling asleep behind the wheel. He is not letting that stop him from being an athlete. In 2016, Gorlitsky became the first paralyzed man to complete the Cooper River Bridge Run, using exoskeleton technology which allows him to stand and walk. Now, he is an advocate for mobility technology to allow people with disabilities to become active in ways they may have never thought possible. His non-profit, “I Got Legs” raises money to help bridge the gap between what it means to be disabled versus able-bodied.
Gorlitsky visited the News 2 studio to show us his new mobility hand-cycle attachment which, in seconds, essentially turns his wheelchair into a hand-peddled tricycle. He plans to start using it to compete in races and serve as the pace-vehicle in many local runs.