Challenge Trek Team
Home Location: San Antonio, TX
Occupation: Community Integration Specialist
is motivated by seeing people with disabilities doing "the impossible."
He also wants to encourage and motivate both disabled and able bodied
people to realize that anything can be accomplished if they put
their mind and body to it. Barry hopes that the Team Everest expedition
receives a reasonable amount of publicity so he can get organizations
to back his next project for people with disabilities. He hopes
the expedition's success will help him launch a sports complex project.
For the past two years, Barry has participated in the Disabled
American Veterans and Veteran Affairs Winter Sports Clinic in Aspen,
Colorado. He is quadriplegic and works as the Community Integration
Specialist at the Center on Independent Living. He and his wife,
Dee, and two younger children, Ashley and Evan, live in San Antonio,
Texas. Their oldest son, Barry Jr., is going to school in Pennsylvania
to become an Occupational Therapist.
Barry thanks the following organizations for their generous and
Texas Paralyzed Veterans Association (TPVA)
San Antonio Sub-Chapter TPVA
Greater Austin Sub-Chapter TPVA
South Texas Sub-Chapter TPVA
Southeast Sub-Chapter TPVA
Emerson Motor Company
Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
Campbell's Soup Company
American Legion Auxiliary
Faith UCC Senior Choir
System Studies Simulation Inc.
Accessible Design Inc. (ADI)
United States Military Academy Class of 1981
Hill School Class of 1977
Southern Lehigh High School Class of 1976
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