and communities of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming
A champion defies the odds
Grantee: Bridging Bionics
In 2008, Tyler Williams, a former professional ski and mountain bike racer, began a terrifying struggle with his own body. He started experiencing debilitating symptoms: inability to speak, severe pain, and eventually, a loss of motor function on his right side. Following neurosurgery nearly a decade later, Tyler came to Bridging Bionics Foundation — a Daniels Fund grantee — for therapy.
Thanks to interventions such as dry needling, biofeedback, and an exoskeleton, Tyler is not only hitting the trails and slopes once again, he’s back to biking and skiing competitively. Last summer, this seven-time X Games competitor brought home the gold from the Adaptive Mountain Biking World Championships in Crested Butte, Colorado.