Grant Korgan is a world-class adventurer, nano-mechanics professional, and husband. On March 5, 2010, while filming a snowmobiling segment in the Sierra Nevada backcountry, the Lake Tahoe native burst-fractured his L1 vertebrae, and suddenly added the world of spinal cord injury recovery to his list of pursuits.

Doctors told him he wouldn’t walk again. But he and his wife of four months, Shawna, didn’t accept that. That had hope and they made a plan. Within five months his injury, he was standing with the help of leg braces.

On June 12, 2019, Grant achieved a lifelong dream and became a licensed pilot. He continues to live an unlimited life traveling around the globe spreading a message of positivity and hope. 

Korgan was nominated for the Thunderbirds Hometown Hero Flight during the 56th annual STIHL National Championship Air Races. On September 13, 2019, Korgan lived out his childhood dream of flying with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.

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