Paralyzed Athlete To Walk Marathon Using Exoskeleton: Goal To Break World Record And Help Others
By: I GOT LEGS
Gorlitsky, age 33, became paralyzed from the waist down with a spinal cord injury in a car accident fourteen years ago. In August of 2015, he was given the opportunity to use a ReWalk robotic exoskeleton — a groundbreaking device that would allow him to stand up and walk again. After launching a successful fundraising campaign for his own ReWalk exoskeleton — that he has honorably named 'The Betty Carlton' — he founded a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization called I GOT LEGS with the mission of ReEnabling athletes with physical challenges. Speaking about the I GOT LEGS mission, Gorlitsky states:
"When I am standing and walking in my exoskeleton, I do not feel disabled, nor do I feel able-bodied;
Adam Gorlitsky, a Charleston, SC native, is currently using his ReWalk exoskeleton to walk one-million steps within road races throughout the country on behalf of the I GOT LEGS mission. The Charleston Marathon will be his second attempt at the Guinness world record. His first attempt came at the 2019 Los Angeles Marathon this past March.
To learn more about Adam's story and the I GOT LEGS mission visit: www.IGotLegs.org.
Charleston Marathon Race Info
Who: I GOT LEGS FOUNDER ADAM GORLITSKY, ATHLETES, AND SUPPORTERS
When: JANUARY 11TH, 2020 (Adam will begin the race on Thursday, January 9 at 10:30pm)
Where: CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
Why: TO BREAK GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORD, AND RAISE AWARENESS AND FUNDS FOR THE I GOT LEGS MISSION.