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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 wasn’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 you’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 parent’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 Foundation’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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10 hours ago
IM ABLE Foundation

The grind doesn’t stop on the weekends!

Get out there, and get active! Here’s a little bit of extra motivation from our IM FITTERS! 💪

#ImAbleFoundation #nonprofitorganization #humanachievement #adaptiveathletes #adaptiveopportunities #anythingispossible #breakingdownbarriers #berkscountypa #berkscountycommunity
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The grind doesn’t stop on the weekends!  Get out there, and get active! Here’s a little bit of extra motivation from our IM FITTERS! 💪  #ImAbleFoundation #nonprofitorganization #humanachievement #adaptiveathletes #adaptiveopportunities #anythingispossible #breakingdownbarriers #berkscountypa #berkscountycommunity

A huge shout-out to all who contributed to the amazing success of our Duathlon! We had an absolute blast, and it's all thanks to you!

Special thanks to Altoonian Photography for capturing race day memories! 📸🏃🚴🏃‍♀️

#imablefoundation #nonprofitorganization #HumanAchievement #adaptiveathletes #adaptiveopportunities #anythingispossible #breakingdownbarriers #berkscountypa #berkscountycommunity
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A huge shout-out to all who contributed to the amazing success of our Duathlon! We had an absolute blast, and its all thanks to you!  Special thanks to Altoonian Photography for capturing race day memories! 📸🏃🚴🏃‍♀️  #ImAbleFoundation #nonprofitorganization #humanachievement #adaptiveathletes #adaptiveopportunities #anythingispossible #breakingdownbarriers #berkscountypa #berkscountycommunityImage attachment

Stepping into Monday like… 💪😌

Our IM FITTERS work hard each and every class! Will we see you tomorrow at 7:10pm?

Sign up for IM FIT Inclusive Fitness! Click the link in our bio to get more information and to fill out the online waiver!

#imablefoundation #nonprofitorganization #HumanAchievement #adaptiveathletes #adaptiveopportunities #anythingispossible #breakingdownbarriers #berkscountypa #berkscountycommunity
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Stepping into Monday like… 💪😌  Our IM FITTERS work hard each and every class! Will we see you tomorrow at 7:10pm?  Sign up for IM FIT Inclusive Fitness! Click the link in our bio to get more information and to fill out the online waiver!  #ImAbleFoundation #nonprofitorganization #humanachievement #adaptiveathletes #adaptiveopportunities #anythingispossible #breakingdownbarriers #berkscountypa #berkscountycommunity

A few more of our offical race photos from the Duathlon 🏃🚴‍♂️

Altoonian Photography is the best 🤩📷

Hopefully these pictures inspire you to get out and get active this weekend 💪

#breakingdownbarriers #adaptiveopportunities #adaptiveathletes #duathlonrace #berkscountycommunity
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A few more of our offical race photos from the Duathlon 🏃🚴‍♂️  Altoonian Photography is the best 🤩📷  Hopefully these pictures inspire you to get out and get active this weekend 💪  #breakingdownbarriers #adaptiveopportunities #adaptiveathletes #duathlonrace #berkscountycommunityImage attachmentImage attachment+7Image attachment

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Thank you for the kind words IM ABLE Foundation, but the participants are the best!

“A day without laughter is a day wasted”
- Charlie Chaplin

How can you not laugh and smile when you’re surrounded by these amazing people ❤️

#adaptiveopportunities #breakingdownbarriers #nonprofitorganization
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“A day without laughter is a day wasted”
- Charlie Chaplin  How can you not laugh and smile when you’re surrounded by these amazing people ❤️  #adaptiveopportunities #breakingdownbarriers #nonprofitorganization
2 weeks ago
IM ABLE Foundation

We love seeing your race photos from last weekend!
Do you have a favorite photo you took? Drop it in the comments below! 📸💪

Thanks to Austin Mitchell for sharing these awesome photos with us!
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We love seeing your race photos from last weekend!
Do you have a favorite photo you took? Drop it in the comments below! 📸💪  Thanks to Austin Mitchell for sharing these awesome photos with us!Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment
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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 ABLE’s inception in 2007.