Garrison Redd

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  • Speaker
  • Powerlifter
  • model
  • advocate for the disabled

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.[1] Redd was paralyzed in 2005 after being struck by a stray bullet outside his home in Brownsville, New York, NY.[2] The bullet burned the nerves in his spine leaving him paralyzed from the waist down.[3]

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.[4]

Redd is also involved with the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.[5]

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


  1. "Brooklyn Man Wounded In Stray-Bullet Shooting Becoming Force In World Para Powerlifting". 2019-07-31. Retrieved 2021-01-07.
  2. "Meet Team USA Paralympian Athlete Garrison Redd". Retrieved 2021-01-08.
  3. "Two-time CUNY Grad Pursues Goal of Becoming a Paralympic Powerlifter". Retrieved 2021-01-07.
  4. "Garrison Redd". Logan University | College of Chiropractic | College of Health Science | Logan University. Retrieved 2021-01-08.
  5. "Paralympic Powerlifter Garrison Redd Aims to Raise Others Up Too - Cure Medical". Retrieved 2021-01-08.

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