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Garrison Redd (born 1988 in Brownsville, NY) is a Tedx speaker, Team USA Paralympics Powerlifter, model, and advocate for the disabled. He is most notable for being a member of Team USA Paralympic Powerlifter after suffering a debilitating injury by gun violence. Redd was paralyzed in 2005 after being struck by a stray bullet outside his home in Brownsville, New York, NY. The bullet burned the nerves in his spine leaving him paralyzed from the waist down.
In February 2018 Redd was chosen as a TEDx speaker. Redd competed in a national qualifier held at Logan University to represent Team USA in Bogota, Colombia.
Redd is also involved with the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.
Awards & Achievements
- Diversability D-30 honoree for Disability Advocacy.
- 2019 was selected to Team Usa Para-Powerlifting.
- Finished 2019 at second in the world for the 130 pound weight class with a 295 pound bench press in powerlifting.
- 2020 Wego Health Award for Patient Advocacy
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