Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week… Find out how you can nominate a Hero of the Week at the bottom of the page.
Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week…
This week, we turn the spotlight to 37-year-old Donahue Fields, a native New Yorker who became a double amputee after a stray bullet pierced his spine as he was walking home in New York City. He was just 19 years old.
Well, as he got older, he became more depressed, but then he found love. And, with that, Donahue felt the need to do something to better himself. So, he returned to the gym where he discovered “adaptive boxing.”
Donahue worked with a trainer and got stronger. He felt better physically and mentally, and soon he found the confidence to rent space at the gym. Now, he trains others with disabilities. And, Donahue hopes to bring adaptive boxing to the 2020 Summer Paralympics.
Discover more about Donahue’s story in this profile from People Magazine.
Good luck with that, man… What an inspiring story! It’s important to know that we can all have value regardless of circumstances and that through hard work, you can accomplish your goals.
Donahue Fields, we salute you as this week’s ACC Hero!
Nominate a Hero of the Week
Now, we want to know who has made a difference in your life. Nominate a local firefighter, police officer, EMT or someone who is serving our country in the military. It could even be a neighbor, family member or friend who lent a crucial helping hand. Let us know all about the person who you feel is a real life hero by emailing us here and please feel free to send us a picture!