Special event in Texas helps people with disabilities surf – Texas News

Special event in Texas helps people with disabilities surf – Texas News

PORT ARANSAS, Texas (AP) — Jessie Billauer turned his love of surfing and tragedy of losing his ability to walk into putting smiles on people’s faces.

The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports Billauer was preparing to become a professional surfer in 1996 before he was thrown off his surfboard headfirst into a shallow sandbar in Malibu, California, and broke his sixth vertebrae, which made him a quadriplegic.

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