My name is Le`Toi Adams, I am from Los Angeles, California. After suffering a spinal cord injury, in 2011 I was paralyzed from the waist down due to non-Hodgkin’s, after the process of chemotherapy, radiation and the fact that I would never walk again, I began dealing with depression and insecurities. I stayed in the house 24/7 as I was uncomfortable around other people. I was dependent on my family to get me through the day. In 2015 I joined the VA health care program. I was offered physical therapy, group therapy and individual therapy. I took advantage of these opportunities that were offered to me. By 2016 I found the Triumph Foundation which is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help children, adults, and Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury/Disorder (SCI) to triumph over their disability and to inspire them to keep moving forward with their lives by pushing themselves to get better every day. Triumph Foundation works to minimize the obstacles that one faces after suffering traumatic injury. Triumph Foundation is a family community with mobility impairments in Southern California. I found comfort in going to the support groups for people with spinal cord injuries. I could see my life slowly looking up. Through this foundation I was introduced to adaptive sports, and I quickly found a passion for wheelchair basketball. I have attended the Veterans wheelchair games where again I found myself surrounded by disabled individuals such as myself with the same drive I have when it comes to sports. I felt at home, comfortable and more secure about myself during these events. I wanted my body to get stronger so I could continue to participate in adaptive sports. I went back to school and received my bachelor’s degree in physical education, health, human performance Recreation. I played wheelchair basketball for the University of Whitewater for four years. In Wisconsin I joined the PVA in 2020 because I felt I could bring a positive attitude and outcome to the program that has given me such much. As a board member I was able to have a cooking show on you tube called “Cooking with LeToi” the goal was to make others in a wheelchair aware that you can still can-do things you enjoy, it just may look different. I have attended the National Veterans Wheelchair games since 2016 in Salt Lake City.