I served with the United States Army, 89th Military Police Brigade from 2000 to 2005. In 2004 I got hurt, suffering a life-changing Traumatic Brain Injury. Discharged in 2005, my life has been a slow climb back out of that TBI event. I'm always looking for safe and fun athletic activities I can do, but there's not much out there for me. I first met and went diving with the guys from TVAP in Snowmass, CO in 2008. I enjoy the freedom and close friendships and have gone back every year since, often diving every day. I now dive with my new service dog, Boone, waiting for me back on the surface. I hope that soon we'll get to go diving in a warm open water diving location, maybe like Mexico.
Jeremy LeGrand United States Army,
89th Military Police Brigade2000-2005
I have attended the DAV Winter Sports Clinic consecutively for the last four years and each time I have participated in the TVAP Pool Scuba Diving Program. I enjoy working with knowledgeable, fun, and upbeat instructors and the camaraderie with fellow veterans in a well organized program. This is a great program which allows me to experience scuba diving in a safe controlled environment as a C4 Quadriplegic and I find this not only physically therapeutic but also mentally therapeutic. Scuba diving allows me the physical ability to move freely through the water experiencing total mobility.
US Army Retired
Vice President,Disabled Veterans Assoc.