SEALFIT CEO Helps Paralyzed Friend at Chance to Walk Again

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SEALFIT and Unbeatable Mind Founder, Mark Divine calls for support to help longtime friend, Jon Atwater continue on his road to a full recovery at Project Walk Paralysis Recovery Centers.

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I know he will walk again. He is truly an ‘Unbeatable Mind Warrior’ and his spirit is unbreakable.

Rarely does life deal a tough hand twice, especially when it means coming back from a devastating injury; only to be injured again. For Jon Atwater, 55 that scenario is his reality as he was paralyzed in 1991 and over a decade later, is dealing with a second and identical injury that occurred in a freak accident that left him fighting to walk again.

Jon's story touched the hearts of those closest to him, including SEALFIT CEO, Mark Divine. Divine and Atwater met 15 years ago when Atwater agreed to be the Master Brewer at the Coronado Brewing Company.

Divine says, “I became fast friends with both he [Jon] and his wife, Jenny.” Divine adds, “I know he will walk again. He is truly an ‘Unbeatable Mind Warrior’ and his spirit is unbreakable.”

Today Atwater is on the road to recovery thanks to his time at the Project Walk Paralysis Recovery Center in San Diego, CA. Based on The Dardzinski Method, Project Walk is the pioneer in activity-based recovery with nearly two decades of experience working with spinal cord injuries. It’s the Project Walk mission to provide an improved quality of life for people living with a spinal cord injury, paralysis or mobility-related disorder through intense activity-based recovery backed by research and technology.

Divine is the Founder of SEALFIT and Unbeatable Mind, a program that combines training for elite athletes with mental toughness. With the help of the SEALFIT community, Divine has organized a SEALFIT benefit on May 10th in which 98% of the proceeds go towards Jon’s recovery at Project Walk and any handicap modifications needed for day-to-day living.

“We are thrilled to mobilize the SEALFIT / Unbeatable Mind Community to help Jon walk again,” says SEALFIT CEO, Divine. “Strong tribes help teammates in need.”

For more information on Jon’s SEALFIT fundraiser, please visit:

For more information on Project Walk and clients like Jon, visit the Project Walk website at

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