[imageframe lightbox=”no” lightbox_image=”” style_type=”dropshadow” hover_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”left” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][/imageframe]Dan McMullan lost his right leg and broke nearly every bone on the right side of his body in a motorcycle accident at the age of 21. After 14 months in the hospital followed by a tough recovery in an inpatient rehabilitation facility, Dan slipped through the cracks of the healthcare system and spent nearly a decade homeless with no access to medical care. By sleeping outside the social security office and becoming a determined advocate for his own care, eight years later, a his first disability check helped him get back on his feet. Dan shares his valuable lesson about the “active” part of the word activism. Dan says, “I had a notion that I could use what happened to me to help others. Even with medical coverage and a few bucks I still had obstacles to overcome but once you get a toe in the door, getting it open, is just a matter of determination.”