Lonnie Bedwell, Petty Officer 1st Class, U.S. Navy
Lonnie Bedwell served in the U.S. Navy for nine years. Three years to the day after leaving active duty service, Lonnie was shot in a hunting accident and lost his slight. In 2012, lonnie was introduced to Team Ruver Runner, a member organization of Move United and in August 2013, Lonnie became the first visually impaired kayaker to compete the entire 226 miles stretch of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, a route many consider to be one of the toughest in thecountry. Lonnie has three daughters and lives in Duggar, IN.