David Sprout takes a moment to stretch his arms and rest for a few minutes after the disability rugby practice in Webster, N.Y. David frequently stretches throughout the day in order to keep his muscles from tightening up.
David shares an intimate moment with his wife, Alissa Sprout before she leaves to return to work. Alissa works for Xerox full time, leaving David home to work, clean, cook, and take care of their son Duncan, when he's not in daycare.
David works from home trying to line up a wheel on a disability rugby wheelchair. He loves the job because he is helping others, and can work from home to see Duncan.
David sits with his five-month old son, Duncan at his desk. David had to adjust his way of living in order to accommodate not only himself, but also take care of his son and his wife, Alissa.
David lifts his son, Duncan onto his lap to put him down for a nap. Since David only has use of his right arm, which is weak he has created a device to lift Duncan up and down carefully to help. He worries when his son is over 25 pounds, he might not be able to lift him.
David warms up with his disability rugby team, the Western New York Wreckers during practice. The team is much more than a game for the teammates; it's a support system where everyone understands what it's like to be a quadriplegic.
David exits the gym after disability rugby practice with his team. Being in a wheelchair can be much more difficult in the winter because of the snow and ice making everything more slippery.
David struggles to reach the apple he wants at the local Wegmans. David often struggles to get things because of his disability, but has found alternative devices to help him
David pauses as he changes to take a nap after rugby practice. David usually takes at least one nap a day because his body gets tired and has frequent spasms. David has a port on his right side that gives an antispasmodic directly to his spine.
Alissa holds Duncan as David lays down for a nap. He often needs to take naps throughout the day due to the strain he puts on he's body that causes him to tire-out easily.