A life-long outdoorsman and adventure seeker, Martin’s life changed forever at the age of 31. In the summer of 2001—17 years ago—Martin’s symptoms first appeared, slurred speech and difficulty swallowing. Their first thought was a lingering head injury from a snowboarding accident. A year’s worth of doctor visits and tests would prove otherwise. Martin was diagnosed with ALS also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. He was given 2-3 years to live his life. They had been married less than one year and at the time knew nothing about ALS. They were overwhelmed and uneducated about what lay ahead.
Martin continues to be an adventure/thrill seeker. The feeling of being fully alive while in the outdoors helps to sustain Martin’s existence. Several years ago Martin had a dream of returning to the summit of Mount Washington. Unbelievably a small, but mighty group of ASPNC volunteers made this happen in the wee hours of an August morning 9 years ago. That remarkable experience turned into the now major fundraising event for ASPNC. Numerous adaptive athletes and supporters have followed on Martin’s path to achieve great success and inspiration.
With the help of ASPNC, Martin continues to adaptive hike and ski. He has been able to share his love of the outdoors with his son by skiing and hiking alongside him. The overwhelming feeling of accomplishment when we reach a summit or trail end is unexplainable.
Martin is one of the most courageous and brave people I could ever hope to know. He makes those of us around him want to be better people and he inspires us to live fully in the moment. Martin continues to live his life by example with true courage, passion and an undying sense of adventure.
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|Ken Feeley||08/06/2018||$50.00||You are the greatest||Dank Palmar||08/06/2018||$50.00||There is not a better pal than you!||Verizon Union Brothers||08/06/2018||$70.00||We are all proud to be your friend||Cindy Silva||08/06/2018||$50.00||Way to go Joe!||Amy Orlando||08/04/2018||$100.00||Good luck||Matthew Parlante||08/03/2018||$75.00||Brian Carson||08/03/2018||$20.00||We're putting a Triple play behind you tonight.||Jill Petersen||08/02/2018||$100.00||It was an honor & pleasure to meet Martin and his wife, Cara. Keep up the good fight! God Bless!||The Abbott Family||07/31/2018||$100.00||June Sicurella||07/30/2018||$100.00||What a great cause! Go Skinny Go!||The Dorr Family||07/29/2018||$50.00||Good Job Team martin||Verizon Union Brothers||07/29/2018||$200.00||Good Luck!||Catherine Murray||07/27/2018||$100.00||So proud of u Skin...couldn't ask 4 a brother w/ a biggah belly...I mean ❤️!!! U r awesome||Tim Weber||07/27/2018||$50.00|