It was a day like all others for retired sergeant Steve Daniel. As a Military Freefall Parachute Instructor in the Canadian Forces, Daniel was preparing for a free fall jump. He had done this feat 101 times before, but his next jump would change his life forever.
During his 102nd jump, something went terribly wrong. As he approached his landing he gained speed. Unable to slow his descent, he landed on his tailbone; the impact left him paralyzed from the waist down.
“I thought my life was over when I was paralyzed,” recalls Daniel. “It is difficult in the beginning to comprehend a happy life after a traumatic injury, but thanks to Soldier On I was able to discover a new lease on life.”
Soldier On empowers retired and serving members of the Canadian Forces with a visible or non-visi...