Even when the odds weren’t in his favor, Ignacio Montoya always managed to find his way.
After his mother died when he was 5, Montoya and his father left Cuba for the United States to pursue the American Dream. His dream of being a pilot stayed with him until he was paralyzed in a motorcycle accident that changed everything.
In December 2012, he had almost reached home when the driver of a minivan ran the traffic light and t-boned his motorcycle as he drove through an intersection.
This Georgia Tech graduate is now determined to get spinal cord injury patients out of wheelchairs, including himself.