In 2012, a serious illness cost Andrew Tucker his right leg below the knee. Through great family support and a positive outlook, Tucker has made an impressive comeback and is now a member of Team Canada with the men’s sitting volleyball team.
Tucker practiced several sports before his illness, including volleyball. However, it was national team members Jason Naval and Jamoi Anderson who visited Tucker in rehabilitation and encouraged him to give sitting volleyball a try. He took his first serves and smashes in the summer 2014 and was immediately hooked. He made the national team at the selection camp in April 2015.
2015 Parapan Am Games team…
Born in Bronx, New York, moved to Canada at age two…studies recreation and leisure at Humber College in Toronto. Has one semester remaining… Credits his mother’s persistence and positivity for his successful recovery from his illness…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
2015 Défi Sportif 1st
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2015 Toronto Parapan Ams
Volleyball - Sitting
Sitting Volleyball - Men