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I was 21 years old serving our country in the US Marine Corps. Everything changed in 1997 when I was sent to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The eventual diagnosis was AMN (adrenomyeloneuropathy), a degenerative nerve condition that cut short my career in the military.

Over those nine weeks at Walter Reed, and in the years since, the diagnosis could have consumed me, defined me. I still remember seeing kids hooked up to all sorts of machines. Seeing parents and siblings by their sides, questioning what their future would look like. It rocked me to my core. I wanted to hug all of them. It was then that I realized a new purpose. I chose to show them that life wasnโ€™t over for us. We would need to adapt, but we could still achieve and accomplish incredible things.

You also believe in that idea so much that youโ€™ve given your time, money, and a heck of a lot of support for so many people and in so many ways. Grant recipients and program participants in the thousands have realized new limits and new joys. Thanks to you.

When we change the life of one individual, understand that it ripples out, affecting entire families. It also benefits mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, grandmothers and grandfathers.

Your donations give entire families an activity they can do together. You give caregivers a break. You put proud smiles on parentโ€™s faces when they see their children doing the things every child deserves the opportunity to experience.

Please, give today and help us rise to this challenge.

Chris Kaag, Founder, IM ABLE Foundation

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The IM ABLE Foundationโ€™s work of helping those who can benefit from our programs continues to reach further and further into the community. If you would like to get involved, we would love to have your support. Involvement includes volunteering, making a charitable donation, organizing a fundraiser or becoming a partner through sponsorship. Whatever you can do, your contribution will help tremendously.

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So wonderful to see so many learning and having a great time

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When you shop at smile.amazon.com, they will donate 0.5% to your favorite charitable organization, at NO cost to you! ๐Ÿ˜

Here's how to sign up:
1๏ธโƒฃGo to smile.amazon.com
2๏ธโƒฃClick "get started" and sign into your Amazon account
3๏ธโƒฃType "The IM ABLE Foundation" in the search bar, and click "select"
4๏ธโƒฃNext time you are ready to make a purchase, go to smile.amazon.com and start shopping!

๐Ÿ“ฒ Send us a direct message with any questions you have! Thank you in advance for your support!

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1๏ธโƒฃGo to smile.amazon.com
2๏ธโƒฃClick get started and sign into your Amazon account
3๏ธโƒฃType The IM ABLE Foundation in the search bar, and click select
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Awesome event Chris. What you do for these children and their parents assures you will have a seat at the table of greatness.

Such an amazing turnout!

Thanks for having us it was a great time and was nice to try the handcycle, basketball and golf out last night

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Get Involved with IM ABLE!

No excuses, Just move!

The mission of the IM ABLE Foundation is simple. We remove obstacles that keep people with challenges on the sidelines, providing them access to programs and equipment tailored to their needs and a community of all abilities to support them.

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Handcycles

A single handcycle can cost anywhere from $1,200 to $10,000.

Mono Skis

On average, a mono ski will cost around $3,600.

Basketball Chairs

The cost of a basketball chair ranges from $1,500 to $5,000.

Adaptive Fitness Equipment

The foundation has granted more than 100+ pieces of adaptive fitness equipment since IM ABLEโ€™s inception in 2007.