Physical Challenge: Below Below-Knee Amputee
Location: Moorsetown, NJ
Bio: Brandon is a former decorated police officer living with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmune disease, as well as Addison’s, a rare blood clotting condition. Due to complications with his conditions that included 10 heart attacks, doctors were forced to amputate his left leg below the knee in 2006. Just 10 months after his amputation, Brandon attended the Extremity Games with the help of CAF’s Operation Rebound program. Brandon fell in love with kayaking, and with CAF’s support has successfully paddled his way to five gold medals at the U.S. Sprint Kayak National Championships. Brandon serves as an advocate for athletes with disabilities in the Northeast. Read more on Brandon here.
2012 | Kayak
2014 | Road Bike
2015 | Kayak competition expense
2016 | Surf Ski
2017 | Training & travel