About Keynote Speaker Adam Gorlitsky
On the night of December 30, 2005 Adam Gorlitsky was involved in a catastrophic car accident, which left him paralyzed from the waist down with a spinal cord injury. His doctors believed he would never walk again. In August of 2015, after a decade of living with paralysis, Adam was given the opportunity to explore a breakthrough new technology – a ReWalk Robotic Exoskeleton, a groundbreaking device that would allow him to stand up and walk.
This moment led Adam on a journey to become the first paralyzed man in history to walk Charleston, South Carolina’s Cooper River Bridge Run on April 2, 2016. The 6.2 mile race took him nearly seven hours and exactly 17,932 grueling steps to complete.
After crossing the finish line of the 2016 Cooper River Bridge Run, Adam officially started I GOT LEGS, a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of the disabled community. He is currently on his One-Million Steps Tour where he is on pace to walk one-million steps in road races throughout the country using his ReWalk robotic exoskeleton.