Deano's back!
Deano's back!

We did it! Ran the napa 1/2 Marathon in 1:59:55, beat our 2 hr goal, barely

Dean's Story on TV

Featured on The Ellen Show, The Today Show, ABC World News Tonight

Our story of acceptance, forgiveness, faith and gratitude has been featured on some major television media outlets recently. Click to see us on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Today Show with legendary newsman Harry Smith,  ABC World News Tonight with David Muir and on faith based CBN

All of this started when a People magazine article by Michelle Boudin went viral globally and was featured locally in Charlotte on WCNC. Kristen Hampton on WBTV in Charlotte did a very nice segment.

There are articles on, The Charlotte Observer, The New York Post, Inside Edition, Runners World, The Napa Valley Register and a beautiful piece by Weldon Bradshaw See the animated procedure on Carolina's Healthcare Systems website

Dean's Story

About Us

My story

I'm a runner, but all that changed on September 24th, 2016. I was paralyzed from the waist down when I was hit by a truck riding my bike in Charlotte, NC. Today I am making a miraculous recovery and want to give back to help those less fortunate come back from spinal cord injuries. Deano's back! Watch my video here:

What we are doing

Through cooperation with my surgeon, Dr. Matt McGirt, the medical company that made the surgical devices in my back, Stryker Spine, my hospital system Carolinas Healthcare System and their foundation, we are raising $100,000 to fund the LIFE Program for Spinal Cord Injury patients.


Please help us motivate and inspire those affected by spinal cord injury get back to what they love doing by donating to Deanosback.


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