Author: Gene Rodgers

  • Book

    This book is more than an inspirational memoir of a man’s triumph over tragedy. It is the life story of Gene R. Rodgers, an ordinary man who, with the help of his extraordinary friends, builds an incredible life.

  • Skiing in Santa Fe


    While living in Santa Fe, NM I loved skiing in the Santa Fe ski basin. I start this video showing me, on the job, as a ski lift tester. We then show some of the beautiful Santa Fe ski basin and end with a really quicker run down the mountain. Thanks to Doug and Don…

  • Adventure Stories – Scuba

    I celebrated my newly acquired diver certification by booking a dive trip in the Dutch Caribbean. I stayed at the wheelchair accessible Flamingo Resort on the island of Bonaire about 50 miles off the coast of Venezuela.

  • Adventure Stories – Cliff

    Our adventure began with a 2- hour road trip to from Santa Fe to Socorro, New Mexico. Our destination was Box Canyon, 6.5 miles beyond Socorro.

  • Adventure Stories – Peru

  • Ice-cream Angel


    I don’t know how long I was sitting there, observing all the Easter decorations, all the people wearing their finest Easter clothes, the vendors hawking everything from flowers to ice-cream, the mariachis rounding out the ambiance. My casual observations were interrupted by a little girl, perhaps no more than 6 years of age.

  • Adventure in Cuba


    My adventure started as a conversation with my friend Mark, another wheelchair user, with whom I made an expedition to Mount Everest base camp years previous. He was a seasoned traveler and the kind of guy who could always find the bright side in questionable situations.

  • Knowbility

    Knowbility is a non-profit organization whose goal is to promote Internet and digital accessibility. We worked with Knowbility in several capacities.

  • Coalition of Texans with Disabilities (CTD)

    The biggest project that I worked on with Dennis was Team Everest 03. Dennis decided he wanted to change the world’s perception of what people with disabilities can do. To that end he found a mountain climber, Gary Guller, who had lost an arm in a climbing accident. They worked out a plan to get…


    Many ADAPT activities include protests. As a manager of an Independent Living Center, in Albuquerque, I wasn’t sure we should be involved in such activities.