Doug Heir
Member of the Board of Directors
Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury Prevention, Care & Cure



At age 18, Doug broke his neck while rescuing a child and has been confined to a wheelchair ever since. Now in his '40s, Doug has become one of the world's most successful athletes, a leader in his profession and a person devoted to helping others overcome their disabilities. Here are just a few of Doug's many accomplishments:

    • he earned a law degree and is a successful practicing attorney;
    • he also has received honorary Doctorates of Law and Humanities;
    • he has served as president of a corporation;
    • he is a published author;
    • he is an accomplished speaker and motivater;
    • he is a four time Olympian who has competed in the 1984, 1988, 1992, and 1996 games;
    • he is the winner of more gold medals (over 240) than any other athlete on earth (1-B Div.);
    • he is an 11 time Olympic champion, 44 time National champion and 21 time World champion;
    • he will be competing in the 2000 Olympics to be held in Australia;
    • he has been featured on the cover of millions of Wheaties "The Breakfast of Champions" boxes;
    • he is listed in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Emerging Leaders, Who's Who in Practicing Attorney's, and Who's Who in American Law;
    • he has been profiled on the program "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous";
    • he has volunteered his time and services to numerous SCI organizations and is currently President of the Board of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA) as well as a member of the FSCIP Board of Directors.



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