3.16. Gerry Bertier all American HS football player in 'Remember The Titans'
Gerry Bertier-was an all-American HS football player from Virginia sustained paraplegia during his senior year of high school and went on not only to independent living but was a champion of accessibility and advocacy well before the ADA was instituted. His story was one of the central themes in the movie 'Remember The Titans'
The family of Gerry, in order to continue his work as an advocate for the handicap and his passion to advance Spinal Cord Injury Research started "The Gerry Bertier #42 Foundation". Gerry's foundation is a non-profit (501c3) organization whose charter is to support the advancement of Spinal Cord Injury Research.