- Published on Thursday, 28 February 2013 15:24
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On February 16 and 17, diver Cody Unser and her team, Operation Deep Down, helped showcase diving to disabled individuals at the Denver Aquarium in downtown Denver, CO. A-1 Scuba & Travel Aquatics Center owner Scott Taylor allowed her team to certify young disabled adults from an ongoing program with the Riley Children’s Foundation in Indianapolis. Unser and a group of disabled divers were also able to participate in a remarkable opportunity: a shark dive. Unser’s organization, The Cody Unser First Step Foundation (CUFSF), enhances the lives of the disabled through scuba and donations. The daughter of renowned Indy 500 sportsman Al Unser Jr., Cody suffers from transverse myelitis, a neurological disorder causing paralysis. She has been using the therapeutic depth pressure to temporarily renew physical sensation and widely encourages its use. For more information on ongoing projects with the CUFSF, visit www.codysfirststep.org.