Bryson Foster shows a level of leadership that is rarely seen in most people his age. The Concord, N.C., native has touched countless lives as an ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and Quantum Rehab®. His experience with both organizations has taken him down some interesting roads.
"I've crossed paths with a lot of people I never thought I'd meet," Bryson said. "Not many people my age can say they've sat face-to-face with Faith Hill and Taylor Swift."
Diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at the age of five, Bryson uses the Edge 3 Power Wheelchair with 4.5 mph iLevel® to stay active. Thanks to his power wheelchair, Bryson's life is in constant motion.
"My Edge 3 has given me more freedom,” Bryson said. “I love going fast up high with the 4.5 mph iLevel. Plus, the suspension makes the driving experience safe.”
As an MDA ambassador, Bryson travels often, but no matter where he is or where he's going, his power wheelchair makes his journeys both pleasant and seamless.
"This chair has been such a blessing," Bryson said. "It gets me wherever I need to go.”
Bryson was the National Goodwill Ambassador for the MDA in 2012 and 2013. He spends much of his time raising awareness about muscle disease and doing his part to end it. He has traveled the country speaking to sponsors and families about the MDA and inspiring others to join the cause.
In school, Bryson is an honor roll student and is busy finishing up his senior year. He is interested in pursuing a college degree in journalism. During the summer of 2018, Bryson was accepted into and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Sports Journalism Camp.
Perhaps the most important thing in Bryson's life, however, is his family. His parents, Phil and Claire Foster, have always taken care of him, and they taught him to accept no boundaries.
"My parents are the best," Bryson said. "Together, we're like the Three Musketeers. If you see one of us, the other two aren't far behind."