On a quiet Saturday morning in September 2016, Dean Otto’s life was forever transformed. He was hit from behind by a truck while out cycling, the accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. In a heartbeat, the possibility of walking again plummeted to a minuscule 2%.
Dean’s story could have ended there, but he chose a different path.
Driven by an unyielding spirit, Dean pushed against the odds. His recovery was a potent blend of medical intervention, profound faith, and personal grit. He formed unlikely friendships, including with his doctor and the man behind the wheel on that fateful day.
Just a year later, their bond was celebrated as they ran a half-marathon together, raising almost $100,000 for other spinal cord injury patients.
From this life-altering incident, Dean emerged not just as a survivor but a beacon of resilience. Today, his journey serves as an inspiring testament to the power of perseverance, forgiveness, and gratitude.