About

Being born with multiple congenital deformities including Arthrogryposis Congenita Multiplex and Prune Belly Syndrome, doctors told his parents that Marty would not live past the age of three and if he did, Marty would not walk or function normally. Well, he proved them wrong! Today, Marty is 27 years old and he has learned to live everyday to the fullest.


Now that he older, he wants to raise awareness about the way he walks. Marty believes that his story and walking technique may benefit others looking to adapt their gait pattern. Marty is the Executive Director of his own foundation, Project Scissor-Gait, where he works to educate, promote and provide research opportunities on the scissor gait walking pattern which he uses. Marty travels the country as a motivational speaker telling his story and helping families with children who have Arthrogryposis and Prune Belly Syndrome. Marty's story and drive will touch your heart and inspire millions of people facing adversity to overcome life's challenges.


The Project Scissor-Gait Foundation will contribute to Marty's journey so he can continue to motivate and inspire others through his work with Shriners Hospitals for Children, the Arthrogryposis and Prune Belly Associations and this foundation.