Almost every day, you’ll find Kionte Storey on the track pushing himself to be at the peak of his performance for the 100, 200 and 400m sprint aiming for the 2016 International Paralympics. In the evenings, he works for the FBI; and in his spare time, he and Koja speak to adult and children’s groups on overcoming adversity.
Today, he shrugs off the pain he experienced when he began to walk a few minutes, a few hours and finally all day on his new prosthetic.
But it wasn’t until he got his first running prosthetic, cheetah leg, that he found sports made him happy and felt he had found his “new life.”
After his three years of service and recovery, he still had a hard time being around people; suffered the symptoms of many other men/women who had experienced battle – anxiety, nervousness, high sense of alertness, forgetting where he was.
A year after his injury, the 25-year-old Marine met his new best friend and training partner, Koja.