Kurtis Gross, a 1994 graduate of Katy High School, survived a car accident that left him completely paralyzed at age 19 when he was on his way home from college. He's participating in the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association Local Heroes contest, where participants from across the United States and Canada share their stories of how they have overcome the challenges of living with a disability.

The winner of the Local Heroes contest will receive a custom wheelchair-accessible van.

Vote now to help Kurtis: NMEDA