PHOENIX (KSAZ) - In high school, Joe Jackson was injured during a high school football game, making him paralyzed from the waist down. As he was going for a tackle, he ended up breaking his neck and at just 16 years old, it changed his life forever.
Instead of focusing on this loss, he's learned to make gains for not only himself, but for others.
Every year, he holds a fundraiser, the Annual Charity Golf Tournament to Bring Awareness to Spinal Cord Injuries, to raise awareness and funds for others who have suffered the same fate.
His foundation also helps those with similar injuries enjoy adaptive sports and providing special equipment for scuba diving, rugby, tennis, hockey and golf.
Fox 10's Anita Roman went out to the tournament and spoke with Joe Jackson.