Spearman, Texas


Track and Power Lifting

Full Bio

My name is Ever Adan Briseño. I am 17 years old, and I was born in Perryton, Texas. I Grew up in Spearman, Texas where I’ve been living my whole life. As a little kid I loved to play soccer, football, basketball, and race my friends to see who was the quickest. During my junior high years at Spearman Junior High I played basketball, track, and football which was my favorite sport. On the summer of June 12, 2016 I was out with a couple of friends riding four wheelers on the county roads. Later on that day at about 7 or 8 PM I was taking a friend back into town on a four wheeler that needed to be home. We were about 7-9 miles out of Spearman. While I was on my way back to town I lost control of the four wheeler and flipped off the road on the four wheeler which caused my spine to break in three pieces and made me go paralyzed from the waist down. I was taken to Northwest Hospital in Amarillo, Texas where I had met Joe Chris Rodriguez, my coach. He had talked to me about wheelchair sports and asked me if I wanted to do them. I said yes, I love sports I’ve been playing sports since I was a little kid I didn’t want to stop now just because I couldn’t walk anymore. Now that I am in a wheelchair I do track and power lifting. My second year being paralyzed I qualified to go to state for shot put, which I had never thought I would be able to achieve. My future goals are to get a gold medal at the state meet, but most importantly show a positive example that being disabled is not a bad thing and shouldn’t get anyone’s head down. We’re not any different than any other human being, and life goes on, but it’s your choice to be stuck on one thing and make it hard on you. Or to go on in life with a positive attitude and achieve many more goals and be remembered as something positive.