John Cool                          




John Cool
is a
43 year old, right leg, above knee, amputee from Allentown, PA.  John lost his leg August 17th, 2004 in a motorcycle vs telephone pole accident. It was a draw as both are still standing strong today! Along with the amputation, John has a right Brachial Plexus injury, affecting the nerves in his right arm but that he doesn't slow him down one bit. John spent 7 years, ('87-'94), in the U.S. Navy as a Hull Maint.Tech. traveling all over the U.S., Canada and Europe, while stationed on 3 different Aircraft Carriers. He worked as a welder in the Cryogenic Industry for several years, then welded for a mechanical contractor, for several more, until his accident. He went back to work as an Estimator up until the economy took a major dump and has been laid off since. John has 2 great kids, Zack 18 and Josh 13 and enjoys spending time with family and friends, also doing anything outdoors, especially biking and meeting new people.

Favorite quotes;

"Itís all about attitude"

"Impossible is an opinion not a fact"

"Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it."




John is a Certified Peer Visitor with the Amputee Empowerment Partners (AEP) and their website: