Jose Reynoso served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps reaching the rank of Corporal (E-4). He served as an Infantryman in 3rd battalion 1st Marines and was deployed to Afghanistan in early of 2010. In early of 2011 he deployed again in a Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) teaching and training different tactics of warfare to many armies and police forces throughout the world. In late 2012 Jose honorably separated from the Marines and shortly after started attending Pierce college in the San Fernando valley. His goals were to attend school to acquire his bachelors in criminal justice and get into law enforcement, but the tables had turned on him when he got into a motorcycle accident on October 16, 2015. Leaving him paralyzed, T-4 complete paraplegia but still striving to achieve the greatest goal of all, to make the impossible possible.
Roughly after a year of being injured Jose was introduced to the Paralyzed Veterans of America California Chapter and ever since then his world has changed, for the better. Attending adaptive games and seeing how everyone even with an injury can still smile and laugh, the camaraderie between brothers and sisters hadn’t faded if anything it burned brighter than anything ever before. That’s what helped Jose want to be a part of that, to help others find that motivation, find that spark to smile, to enjoy everything in life, to live life anew.
When Jose became a part of the board of directors for the PVACC he had one goal in mind. That was to do exactly what was given to him, a new life.
Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.