Being born with Spina Bifida, Jenna has never known life without it. One aspect of growing up with Spina Bifida that made life difficult for her was being immersed in such an adult world, forcing her to mature much quicker than her peers, making it difficult to make friends. However, Jenna did earn a lot of respect and confidence through Karate. Despite being in a wheelchair, she rose the ranks in Karate and earned her second degree black belt.
Jenna had to learn that people are drawn to confidence, and that confidence comes from doing things that you love and feel good about - your soul can’t help but shine. This is how she found the courage to move across the country BY HERSELF and start a new life, making friends that have seen her at her absolute best and absolute worst.
Jenna is now in the midst of completing her Master’s Degree in Social Work so she can work in the pediatric healthcare system. She completed Tough Mudder Half in 2016 and still works out four times a week. Jenna also loves public speaking!