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.
"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: