Wendy Garrett spent most of her life involved in gymnastics and is now a gymnastics coach. She was always very active until an injury almost derailed her in 2011. While living and coaching in Bermuda, she was riding her motorized scooter to work when she was hit by a car and pinned under the scooter. Garrett found herself unable to control her left leg and could not stand on it without external support. After seeing many doctors, she finally learned she had an incomplete spinal cord injury at L4, a spinal syrinx in her neck and additionally a diagnosis of foot drop, paralysis of the foot and ankle. With that diagnosis, she was prescribed an Allard ToeOFF® AFO. Since then, not only has she become active again, but in 2018, she completed the Abbott World Marathon Majors, a series of 6 of the most prestigious marathons in the world.
Garrett is an asset to the board, providing the perspective of someone with a mobility challenge. “I am extremely honored to be joining Dralla Foundation as a board member. I’ve been the recipient of support and assistance from various organizations that helped me gain confidence in my disability and allowed me to live my life to the fullest. I am so grateful for this opportunity to pay it forward! My passion is helping others and reminding everyone that we can do hard things. Dralla Foundation creates unforgettable memories and I’m extremely grateful to be a part of that.”