Walt Disney World Marathon weekend is presented by Cigna. Among the many services Cigna offers, one is the Cigna Achilles Customer Referral Program, designed for disability customers to work one-on-one with a Cigna vocational coach to help them achieve their health and return to work goals. A few of the stories below are Achilles sponsored athletes who I look forward to cheering on this week.
This weekend, there are many inspiring stories coming out of 4 days of races. From overcoming life threatening injuries, recovering from health scares and recreating your life after addiction, here are some of the amazing people who will be running alongside us this week.
Adam Gorlitsky was paralyzed 10 years ago in a car accident. He will participate in all four races during the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. Gorlitsky, with the aid of a robotic suit that gives him back mobility, will walk in a portion of the 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon races. Since April 2016, he has walked in a few races, challenging what it means to be paraplegic.