James White, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army

Throughout his years of military service, James has endured multiple spinal issues related to combat, which includes a spinal fusion and spinal stimulator implant in his lower lumbar. James has also had to undergo reconstruction of his right ankle tendon which has resulted in instability and numbness. His tours of duty have included Fallujah, Iraq and Afghanistan. His honors include multiple Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medal, multiple Army Good Conduct Medals, and other service ribbons. Adaptive sports has taught him new ways of doing the activities he did prior to his injuries. “It makes you realize that even though you have injuries, you are still capable of doing things you love and enjoy.” James lives with his family in Salt Lake City, Utah.