John W. Quinn

John W. Quinn

John Quinn was born with a partial paralysis, two different sized feet, and the inability to walk prior to age four. He failed the physical exam for the Navy, and with painful, self-applied physical therapy, passed the second exam. He kept his condition a secret for 20 years, served on destroyers, two aircraft carriers and a battleship, and administered business affairs for a SEAL unit. He retired a highly decorated senior chief petty officer.

He was born in Detroit, Michigan and currently resides in Tucson, Arizona.

Learn more about Mr. Quinn at his Official Website.

Watch an interview with John Quinn from Good Morning Arizona.

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Book CoverSomeone Like Me: An Unlikely Story of Challenge and Triumph Over Cerebral Palsy
John Quinn wrote this book to give hope to the millions of people struggling with muscular disorders who fight to make it through every day.

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