Andrew Donnellan – Tucson, AZ
University of Arizona – Media Arts – Spring 2012
Drew was a sixteen year old elite level gymnast competing for the Gymnastics World team in Tucson, Arizona when a routine front flip in warm-ups landed him on his head and broke two vertebra in his neck. Since his accident, which resulted in quadriplegia Drew has learned how to live with the obstacles before him and has thrived. Drew attended the University of Arizona and received a major in Media Arts. During the last few years, Drew has “discovered the kindness in other people, due to the fundraisers, donations, and accommodations that they have provided.” He hopes to experience and spread the kindheartedness that people have shown him and he believes that Swim With Mike will help him achieve this.