Bob Gardiner, an otherwise-healthy Omahan, suddenly lost all function below the shoulders. His paralysis resulted from an extremely rare neurological disorder called Guillain-Barré syndrome.

The initial diagnosis was bleak, but after more than two years of perseverance and focused training within the rehabilitation program at QLI, Bob has defied the odds. Now walking, driving, and participating in an intense functional fitness class multiple times a week, Bob shows that no mountain is too steep to climb, and that no goal is too lofty to reach.