Jul 23, 2021 / Spotlight
Paralympian Tanner Wright Is Tokyo-Bound
Years of hard work and determination have Tanner’s lifelong dream in his sight – the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Born to stand out, Tanner has with a condition that caused his left arm to never fully develop. He first came to Scottish Rite for Children as a baby and has received world-class care from our team of hand experts.
Never letting anything hold him back, he is now a member of the U.S. Paralympic Men’s Track and Field Team and will represent Team USA as he competes in Tokyo.
Through the years, he has left his mark at Scottish Rite. Originally a camper at Hands Down Camp, he then chose to give back and became a top-notch hand camp counselor. “Tanner is a great role model at camp and encourages the kids to exceed their own expectations of themselves, strive to get out of their comfort zone and accomplish things they never thought possible,” says Occupational Hand Therapist Amy Lake, O.T.R., C.H.T.