2015 – Ellen Corindia


Ellen Corindia is a former Navy nurse who lives in Marlborough, NH.  She developed symptoms of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in 2001 while serving our country on active duty.  Due to the progression of her disease she was medically retired from active duty in 2002.  She has, however, continued to live an active and adventurous life despite dealing with this fatal neuromuscular disease.

Upon her retirement Ellen was introduced to the world of adaptive sports through the VA.  This has provided opportunities for adventures across the country – every winter she skis at Mount Sunapee in a sit-ski and for summertime activities she has done adaptive cycling, kayaking and water skiing to name a few.

Throughout the year Ellen does public speaking engagements about living with ALS using her talking computer educating people about living with a neuromuscular disease and about adapting to adversity.