When we’re kids a lot of things are ingrained in us. For Bob Coomber, 59, and one of the most prolific wheelchair hikers in the world, he couldn’t shake his love for hiking after becoming a wheelchair-user. Hiking some of the tallest peaks in California is what he’s known for.
While technically Bob doesn’t have a spinal cord injury – he has severe nerve and bone damage to his legs from severe undiagnosed juvenile diabetes (and hasn’t walked since he was 38) – his ability to continue on, hiking as a wheelchair-user and sharing the joy of hiking was other wheelchair-users, makes him a superstar in our book. Read this entry