IMPACT – IM FIT Inclusive Group Fitness Program

At his 15-month checkup, Ryan was behind in everything. It started with speech therapy. Then occupational therapy. Then physical therapy.  One of his therapists brought up the idea of autism. I was in denial. I was totally ok with him being developmentally delayed. But then he was diagnosed with autism. It meant that it wasn’t … Continue reading IMPACT – IM FIT Inclusive Group Fitness Program

IMPACT – Laura Klitsch

There’s no shortage of sayings reinforcing the importance of first place in our culture. Ricky Bobby’s perspective was “if you ain’t first, you’re last.”  “Second place is the first loser” is on t-shirts sold at every mall across the country. Edmund Hillary said “no one remembers who climbed Mount Everest the second time.” In case … Continue reading IMPACT – Laura Klitsch

IMPACT – McDevitt, Saunders, and Kutch Families

IM ABLE Foundation Donors Tom and Elaine McDevitt provide opportunity for two Berks County families. Chris Saunders was 30 years old and hunting with his dad in 2011 when his life changed forever. “I was up in the tree stand and the whole tree fell,” said Chris. “It’s not like the stand broke. It all … Continue reading IMPACT – McDevitt, Saunders, and Kutch Families

IMPACT – Patrick & Jim Sweeney

“In high school, I played soccer and competed briefly as an amateur player, but it hasn’t always been that way,” explained Patrick. “I started having seizures around four or five.  This made my childhood difficult.” “He was very active in many sports,” Patrick’s dad, Jim, recalled, “soccer, little league baseball, track, wrestling and swimming. His … Continue reading IMPACT – Patrick & Jim Sweeney