Ross Mason’s work has crossed the country and crossed the globe, from Moscow to Silicon Valley, and back to Georgia, where he’s from originally. A lifelong adventurer, he loved climbing, diving, competing in triathlons, and was even certified as a NASCAR driver. In 2007, he suffered a C6 spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the neck down, but that adventurous spirit wasn’t hindered by his paralysis. If anything, it propelled him to look more determinedly for ways to express that spirit for his own good, and for the good of the world. In the years since, he’s been part of health care innovations that are revolutionizing care for people like himself, who often find themselves staring at a broken health care system and looking for help.

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