John enjoys writing and exercising. He wrote Someone Like Me – An Unlikely Story of Challenge and Triumph Over Cerebral Palsy.

John was born with CP. He kept it secret to join the United States Navy — and maintained that secret during his entire 20-year naval career. He retired in 2002 as a Senior Chief Petty Officer after standing every watch onboard two aircraft carriers, a battleship, and destroyer.

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