Chris Cofer was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, which slightly impacts his speech and walking. He grew up in a loving family. Unfortunately, his father died in a car accident when Chris was nine. His only unrealized goal was to be a U.S. Marine. He earned his certificate in Computer IT and Networking from Laurus College and studied photography at Southern California Regional Occupational Center. Chris is a prolific poet, who writes “to calm the beast inside” and reach the masses. He credits an incredible guitar teacher for adjusting instruction, so he could learn to play. He loves archery and shoots a compound bow. Chris has become a passionate advocate for disabilities awareness.