Veteran helps Wounded Warriors with scuba therapy

An injured New Jersey veteran is helping other men and women recover from their own military injuries with a method he is passionate about. Cornelius

Cornelius Begley is a wounded warrior, but his back, shoulder and arm injuries haven't kept him from scuba diving.

Cornelius Begley is a wounded warrior, but his back, shoulder and arm injuries haven't kept him from scuba diving. (7/9/13)

EDISON - An injured New Jersey veteran is helping other men and women recover from their own military injuries with a method he is passionate about.

Cornelius Begley is a wounded warrior, but his back, shoulder and arm injuries haven't kept him from scuba diving.

"When you get under the water you are very confident in what you are able to do and it gives you a great sense of accomplishment," Begley said.

Begley teaches scuba diving to other injured military veterans. It was a life changer for Iraq war veteran, Rino Rodriguez.

Rodriguez says floating underwater eases his physical and psychological troubles. "It kind of separates you from everything else."

Begley says he hears similar stories from the nearly 100 vets whom he has taught.

Begley is nominated for a Wounded Warrior Caring Forward Award. He was nominated by his former students for his volunteer work teaching scuba diving.
 

More on this topic

Wounded Warrior

Wounded Warrior Project

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Bridgegate defendants Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni were 1 Bridge-Gate defendants to be sentenced today
The municipal court judge out of Fort Lee 2 Judge files official misconduct complaint against Gov. Christie
VIDEO: Defense closing arguments in Mall at Short 3 VIDEO: Defense closing arguments in Mall at Short Hills murder trial
Bridge-Gate defendant Bill Baroni leaves the Newark Federal 4 Prosecution rests in case against Bridge-Gate defendants
Undated photo of the New Jersey governor's mansion. 5 Lightning causes damage at governor's mansion; no injuries

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE