Dustin was in a car accident August 2010 and sustained major spinal cord damage, a broken upper arm, collapsed lung, broken ribs, cracked sternum & a mild brain injury. Dustin has a T-5 complete spinal cord injury (SCI) which means he has no feeling below his mid-chest. He was told he would never move below his waist again, but after being part of an SCI research project at the University of Kentucky in Louisville he is able to move his legs and stand.
Through his adversity, he was able to find a silver lining, in which he is striving to help not only bring awareness to spinal cord injuries, but to motivate the lives of everyone who has a struggle. Dustin embodies the true nature of always loving oneself, but to consistently work on his "walk".