In 1992, then a 24 year-old F-16 fighter pilot in the Israeli Army and instructor at cadet school I was paralyzed from the waist down in a car accident.
This huge setback took me a few years to come to terms with, but I went on to become an accomplished all round sportsman.
Being disabled but with a keen interest in extreme sports, I noticed a severe lack of equipment, facilities and trained instructors for disabled sports enthusiasts, so in 1995 he I became one of the founders of Etgarim, a non-profit organization that promotes various outdoor sports for the disabled in order to enhance their physical, social and recreational well-being.
Winning gold medal in the Paralympics for sailing in the Athens games 2004, world champion in 2011, and also an accomplished snow skier, water skier, surfer, diver, rock climber, bungee jumper and a race car driver. I even completed the Paris-Dakar Rally Race across the Sahara in 2002.
Today I am involved with an amazing start-up” Softwheel”- a brilliant invention that helps wheelchair users enjoy a more comfortable, bump-free ride. Am the father of amazing 3 years old twin girls, enjoys Kite surfing and trains for the 2016 Paralympics games in Rio.