Jeffery DiFulgo, VA Beach, VA
2018 Norfolk/VA Beach Wine-Down for Betterment
On July 14 2018, a day at the beach turned life-threatening for Jeff. He dove head first into the water and mistakenly hit a sandbar. Jeff was rushed to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with a spinal fracture that has paralyzed him from the chest down. After spending time in the hospital, Jeff was released to a rehabilitation center in Atlanta.
In his role as a personal trainer at the Hilltop YMCA, Jeff has helped many people meet their fitness goals. In particular, Jeff took special interest in a gentleman named Willie who was in a wheelchair. He spent over 3 years working with him which led Willie to eventually walk and stand. Because of his efforts, the local news covered the story.
Jeff now finds himself in a wheelchair and needing a champion of his own. Funds raised at our Wine-down event went towards renovations that will make his home more accessible.