(KAILUA-KONA) – Sometimes you don't need to win an event to be a champion. Those who know Bonner Paddock know this to be true.
As a Senior VP for Young's Market Company, Paddock is a highly successful professional. However, it's in life, and athletics, where he is a true inspiration.
Paddock has cerebral palsy, a condition which can affect movement, hearing, vision and thought processes. However, he isn't using it as a crutch, or an excuse.
"Everything is 99% mental, so you just need to have the means to do it. I got two legs, two arms…really, I've got all the tools that I need" said Paddock, who competed in the 2012 Kona Ironman Triathlon.
He didn't do this just for himself.
"My goal for Ironman was to raise $1,000,000 for my foundation."
100% of the money raised will go to construction of learning centers to serve children with or without disabilities in Orange County, CA and across the world, and services at centers that the foundation is already a part of.
To learn more about Bonner Paddock, his inspirational story, and his mission, visit the following: