Janne Kouri, founder of NextStep, is embarking on the journey of a lifetime, riding his power wheelchair from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. to raise awareness and funds to support the 6 million individuals and wounded service members living with paralysis in the U.S.
Janne will be joined by other participants who will bike, run, and roll alongside him across the country. This dedicated team will inspire those at the rehabilitation centers, universities, and the communities they visit. They will provide quality-of-life grants, donate medical equipment, and host charity events along their cross-country journey.
Recent press from various television outlets.
Click below to listen to some recent podcasts.
This week, Megan talks with nonprofit leader Janne Kouri about disabilities and working to help better the lives of others.
LaFern Cusack speaks with Janne Kouri founder of NextStep about his journey from LA to DC “Ride for Paralysis”.
UNITED SPINAL ASSOCIATION
Imagine riding up to 60 miles per day on a wheelchair, with much of those miles on busy roads and freeways. Now imagine doing that everyday for 2 months!
ADVENTURES IN HEALTH
After experiencing a traumatic and life-altering moment when he broke his neck and became paralyzed, Janne Kouri has dedicated his life to bettering the lives of people suffering from paralysis.
MEDIA COVERAGE LINKS
Click below to read to some recent media coverage.
ABC 7 NEWS
AMARILLO, Texas — Kouri is traveling 2,900 miles in two months from Los Angeles, California to Washington, D.C. in a motorized wheelchair…
MY HIGH PLAINS
AMARILLO, Texas – “I was injured in a diving accident 12 years ago, had a spinal injury, and was paralyzed,” said Kouri….
DAVE STERMON: TV 10
Fox10 TV in Phoenix, Arizona: Janne was paralyzed in a swimming accident, 12 years ago. He is on a Cross Country Mission…
In 2006, Janne Kouri was an avid athlete and a successful businessman, playing in a beach volleyball tournament in California…
A paralyzed former Georgetown football star just rode his wheelchair from L.A. to D.C. Read full article – click below…
Janne Kouri’s nationwide effort to raise awareness and money to help victims of paralysis has taken him on a wheelchair ride…
After being told that he would never live a normal live following a spinal cord injury, this man is riding his powered wheelchair…
TANKS GOOD NEWS
Man With Life-Altering Injury Defies All Odds, Travels 2,300 Miles In His Wheelchair. Read full article – click below…
The founder of one of the country’s largest and most innovative functional rehabilitation. Read full article – click below…