Victor Nunez loves the outdoors especially the water.
Nunez, 11, works with a trainer three times a week for the Special Olympics. His dad says that his goal is to be the fastest speed skater in Virginia, and to one day participate in the World Games. In his downtime he likes to play chess and the the piano.
His mom says that he has no limitations.
Nunez is also autistic.
In December of 2012, just two days after Christmas, Leroy Robinson took a bullet in the back. The event changed his life forever. The Philadelphia native was paralyzed from the waist down after the bullet severed his spinal column. He was the first graduate of Pulaski County’s drug court in 2014 and now works as a counselor at New River Community Action. He is also a guest speaker for many organizations including VA Cares Peer Support Group.
Both Nunez and Robinson were participants in the first ever Wake the World Adaptive at Smith Mountain Lake last Monday.
-For more information, see the June 5 edition of the Smith Mountain Eagle-