Three men in helmets, one on an electric smile in front of a Route 66 sign during the cross-country ride for paralysis

The founder of one of the country’s largest and most innovative functional rehabilitation networks for spinal cord injury is a C6 quad, a power chair user and, maybe, a little crazy, given he’s currently spending eight to 10 hours a day hugging the shoulders of America’s highways. Janne Kouri, the founder of NextStep, is in the middle of a 2,900 mile, cross-country “Ride for Paralysis” to raise awareness and money for fitness and quality of life grants for individuals with SCI.