Christopher Block
Christopher Block's Fundraiser

Help me take the plunge into deeper waters!

I want to be an adaptive diver and experience freedom in the ocean

$2,615 towards $4,500

Christopher Fabian Block has always been full of energy and enthusiasm both emotionally and physically. That will never change.

Chris is an engineer who went to Virginia Tech for both his undergraduate and Masters degrees. After working for several years in the automotive industry, a bicycling injury changed his life. On July 23rd 2016, Chris sustained a spinal cord injury to his C5 vertebrae that has left him confined to a motorized wheelchair without use of his legs and only partial use of his arms and hands.

Chris has excelled through various forms of physical therapy including standing frame excercises and sitting balance,functional electronic stimulation rowing, hippo therapy, EXO skeleton walking studies, stem cell treatment, and most recently, scuba diving!

Chris has done a few dives in controlled environments, pools that is, but he is ready to take the plunge and go scuba diving in the actual ocean! Chris is currently fundraising to prepare for his first trip to Mexico and scuba diving since his injury... If you have never heard of Diveheart, the most amazing adaptive scuba diving organization, please look it up! Through this organization, differently abled people from all over the world are able to experience the weightlessness and thrill of exploring the earth underwater!

Just a small donation will go a long way to helping me meet my goal!