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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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We’ve partnered with West Reading, Pennsylvania to do an #adaptive demo day on June 10th, where we invite anyone to join us to try some adaptive ways to move!

🔺Who: Anyone who would like to try an adaptive cycle

🔺When: Saturday, June 10th Equipment Demonstrations

10AM - 1PM - Group ride starts at 1PM

🔺Where: IM ABLE Facility - 1007 Hill Ave, Bldg 17, Wyomissing, PA 19610

🔺What: Try out the wide variety of adaptive bikes available: handcycles, recumbent cycles, push-rim wheelchairs.

AND THENNNNNN - Optional short group ride with representatives from the West Reading Recreation, who will lead people of all abilities through the Wyomissing Park System.

All are welcome to join. Please arrive at

12:30 -12:45 to be ready for a 1:00 ride

👉Contact Chris Kaag at 📧[email protected] if you’re interested or have any questions!

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We’ve partnered with West Reading, Pennsylvania to do an #adaptive demo day on June 10th, where we invite anyone to join us to try some adaptive ways to move!  🔺Who: Anyone who would like to try an adaptive cycle  🔺When: Saturday, June 10th Equipment Demonstrations  10AM - 1PM - Group ride starts at 1PM  🔺Where: IM ABLE Facility - 1007 Hill Ave, Bldg 17, Wyomissing, PA 19610  🔺What: Try out the wide variety of adaptive bikes available: handcycles, recumbent cycles, push-rim wheelchairs.  AND THENNNNNN - Optional short group ride with representatives from the West Reading Recreation, who will lead people of all abilities through the Wyomissing Park System.  All are welcome to join. Please arrive at  12:30 -12:45 to be ready for a 1:00 ride  👉Contact Chris Kaag at  📧chris@imablefoundation.org if you’re interested or have any questions!  #ImAbleFoundation #nonprofitorganization #humanachievement #adaptiveathletes #adaptiveopportunities #anythingispossible #breakingdownbarriers #berkscountypa #berkscountycommunity

A huge shoutout to Wilson School District for organizing an incredible day for their #adaptive students! The enthusiasm was contagious, and IM ABLE’s founder, Chris Kaag, was thrilled to guide the students in a fun workout! 💪

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A huge shoutout to Wilson School District for organizing an incredible day for their #adaptive students! The enthusiasm was contagious, and IM ABLE’s founder, Chris Kaag, was thrilled to guide the students in a fun workout! 💪  #autism #downsyndrome #ImAbleFoundation #nonprofitorganization #humanachievement #adaptiveathletes #adaptiveopportunities #anythingispossible #breakingdownbarriers #berkscountypa #berkscountycommunityImage attachmentImage attachment

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Hola Dios le vendiga yo necesito una ayuda para mi hijo de una silla de ruedas por favor

The 19th Annual Got the Nerve? Triathlon was another inspiring day of #AllAbilities coming together to make possibilities happen for so many #adaptive individuals! 💪

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The 19th Annual Got the Nerve? Triathlon was another inspiring day of #allabilities coming together to make possibilities happen for so many #adaptive individuals! 💪  Photo credit: @retorocle  #ImAbleFoundation #nonprofitorganization #humanachievement #adaptiveathletes #adaptiveopportunities #anythingispossible #breakingdownbarriers #berkscountypa #berkscountycommunityImage attachmentImage attachment+5Image attachment
Honoring those who served and sacrificed 🇺🇸  #memorialday #imablefoundation #nonprofitorganization #humanachievement #adaptiveathletes #adaptiveopportunities #anythingispossible #breakingdownbarriers #berkscountypa #berkscountycommunity
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no mass wave start this year?

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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.