NubAbility Athletics Coach
“Coaching at Nubability and becoming close with several families has been one of the greatest gifts in my life. I truly look forward every year to it and seeing the kids grow and excel. One of the best memories I have about camp happened last year when I was able to provide two new campers free running blades. They had no idea and seeing the looks on their faces will always be with me.”
Limb Difference: Traumatic
Type: Left Leg, Below Knee
Sport: Track & Field; Prosthetic Education
In 2013, Jerod required a below-the-knee amputation after a severe dirt bike accident. His injury provided inspiration to become a prosthetist, and he began working alongside the prosthetist who made his first artificial leg. Jerod’s life experiences as an amputee has helped create a unique and special bond with his patients.
During Nub Camp, Jerod coaches and also takes time to share valuable information about local programs for campers, technological advancements in prosthetic limbs with camp families, and peer groups for camp families within the limb different community.
Since becoming an amputee, Jerod has become even more adventurous than ever before. He travelled to Bolivia to make prosthetic limbs at a free clinic. While in South America, Jerod rode his mountain bike down the world’s most dangerous road called ‘Death Road.’ It is a mountainside road that starts at over 15,000ft above sea level. He successfully made the run… TWICE.
● Jerod is a huge car enthusiast; several of his collector cars have been featured across the nation
● Has raced various tracks in California, South Carolina, Indiana, Missouri and Illinois, and Mexico
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