HARTFORD - Ryan Martin grew up in Connecticut. He's also a professional wheelchair basketball player.
Ryan was born with Spina Bifida and both of his legs were amputated at the age of two. Discovering basketball at 12 years old transformed Ryan's world from "wheelchair bound" to bound for college, for professional basketball, and for traveling overseas. In 2007, Ryan joined the professional basketball league in Spain, playing as a point guard for CID Casa Murcia Getafe in the last four seasons.
Individuals with physical disabilities historically have a high rate of unemployment and are often less likely to attend college than their peers. The Ryan Martin Foundation is working to change this trend, inspiring and empowering youth and adult athletes with disabilities to succeed through sports and education.