In 1997, Chris was an active twenty-one-year-old U.S. Marine when he was presented with the “defining moment” of his life. He was diagnosed with AMN (adrenomyeloneuropathy), a degenerative nerve condition that would eventually affect his ability to walk. After Chris’ diagnosis, he had a decision to make: give up and let his condition control his life or dig deep and push on. Chris chose the latter, and through his choice to view his disability as a personal stepping-stone and not as a crutch, Chris hopes motivate others, both disabled and able-bodied, to redefine the way they view their own personal challenges. Everyone faces obstacles, but it is up to the individual to take that next step. The goal of the IM ABLE Foundation is to help all individuals, disabled and able-bodied, realize the potential to go further and push harder than their preconceived limits, because once this potential is realized, the possibilities are endless.
Chris is the founder and President of the IM ABLE Foundation and the owner of Corps Fitness in Wyomissing, PA. He has inspired hundreds of people, both able-bodied and disabled, to get up and move! Chris has spoken to all types of groups, both large and small. If you are interested in having Chris speak to your group or organization, please contact the foundation at: firstname.lastname@example.org