Porter is 17 years old and living in Pocatello, Idaho. He is the 5th of 6 children with 3 older sisters and one older brother and a younger brother. Porter was injured in April of 2021 when he dove into a shallow pool and shattered his C5 and cracked his C6.

Before his accident Porter was very active, playing tennis, golf, basketball, snow skiing, waterskiing, and messing around with his friends. Since his accident, he said he has enjoyed reading, video games, and figuring out how to do things a new way.

Porter has a power wheelchair and a manual wheelchair that helps provide greater independence. “I was happy to get my manual wheelchair so I could go more places than I could in my powerchair,” said Porter. “I couldn’t go into a lot of people’s homes because of stairs and no ramps, but with my new manual wheelchair, I can get up the stairs with assistance and I feel like I can get around easier.”

A Numotion customer since July of 2021, Porter said that Numotion has been very accommodating. “My team has been willing to go out of their way to make sure we have what we need and that it works for us. I have received calls from them asking how things are going and if there is anything else they can do. They have been easy to communicate with and always have answers to my questions. They follow up with us when there is any problem or delay. They really take time with you when delivering a product to make sure you feel confident and happy about what they have provided.”