Congratulations to Darrel Archuletta, who was chosen this morning to to take part in a week-long scuba diving adventure off the coast of Cozumel, Mexico, and also to meet Missy Franklin, Athlete Ambassador for Kurt Miller's new adaptive sports film The Current, at A-1 Scuba in Boulder!
Darell's adventure includes airfares from Frontier Airlines, 7 nights accommodations for two at Hotel Cozumel & Resorts, and PADI scuba diving lessons with A-1 Scuba!
Darrell was nominated by Rick Ritter with this nomination:
"Darrel was injured while working as a brick mason this last summer when a 40 pound rock was pushed off of a scaffold 35 feet above him and hit him on the head. He suffered a spinal cord injury that has left him wheelchair bound and basically paralyzed. He will be released from Craig Hospital tomorrow and faces a long road of adaptive living. If Darrel is selected for this adventure, he would benefit both physically and mentally and give him a head start to beginning the rest of his life."
Here's a photo of Darrell and Rick:
Makeahero.org is a nonprofit organization that enables individuals with disabilities to enjoy the freedom of sports and recreation. Directors Kurt Miller and Peter Speek are producing a series of adaptive sports films that began last year with The Movement and continues in 2013 with The Current. The film tells the story of six individuals from all walks of life who face and overcome incredible obstacles and features scuba diving, ocean kayaking, surfing, free diving and swimming with whales and dolphins.
For more information, visit makeahero.org