How & Why We Formed
Being born with multiple congenital deformities including Arthrogryposis & Prune Belly Syndrome, doctors told his parents that Marty wouldn’t make it past the age of three, and, if he did, Marty would never walk or function normally. Well, he proved them wrong! Today Marty is 31 years old, and he has learned to enjoy every day to the fullest. Some people say that his 60 pounds of body weight is all heart! Marty’s story and drive has touched thousands of hearts and inspire people to face adversity while being able to HELP so many. Marty has overcome his challenges in life as well, and has found the “freedom to be happy” as Marty has his own Scissor Gait walk. That walk has given him freedom of mobility that has lead Marty to experiencing a full and rich plethora of experiences and it serves as a metaphor for others to find their freedom also.
The Project Scissor Gait Foundation will contribute to Marty’s journey so he can continue to motivate and inspire; but also so that he can help those individuals and groups that are on Marty’s heart like Shriners Children’s Hospital, Arthrogryposis and Prune Belly Associations by providing hands on help like Christmas gifts to the hospital, College Scholarships for seniors in high school, funding for conferences and much more.