Thank you to the Reading Fightin Phils for the opportunity! Join us out on the field at FirstEnergy Stadium for a socially distant good time for a great cause! Tickets are only $5 so get them before they're gone! ... See MoreSee Less
FirstEnergy Stadium OPEN to R-Phils Fans – to enjoy an outdoor community even and great ballpark food, and music on Thursday July 30th! Proceeds from event passes benefit the IM Able Foundation! Out...
Racing to the end of a campaign…and the starting line of a race.
If you haven’t already donated to help Brian Owens continue on his way to the Paralympics, now is the time. Thanks to matching pledges from Velo Amis, Jayson Williams, and @MDstrategicconsulting, your gift will be tripled!
To all of you who have already donated – THANK YOU. We are almost there! ... See MoreSee Less
Cody Wills was paralyzed in a pro/am motocross accident but didn’t let that end his love for racing. He’s an IM ABLE grant recipient who is also training for the Paralympics. When he saw our post the other day trying to raise funds to get Brian Owens the equipment he needs to become a Paralympian, Cody reached out to us for Brian’s phone number. (www.justgiving.com/campaign/brianowens) The two of them have been talking and texting every day since about training routines, fitting the bike to maximize efficiency, and all the other nitty gritty details it’s going to take to get him to the next level. That’s what it’s all about! #COMMUNITYredefiningwhatispossible #bettertogetherCody WillsKevin Moore... See MoreSee Less
“Improvise, Adapt, Overcome” has been the unofficial motto of the IM ABLE Foundation since the very beginning. There are no excuses, we just have to move.
Brian Owens reached out to us asking for our help. Brian can be racing as soon as this summer. Please take just 3 minutes and launch him towards his goal. www.justgiving.com/campaign/brianowens
He was a gifted athlete as a young man growing up in Baltimore until he was shot at a party 12 years ago. He survived, paralyzed as a result. For years, he was overcome with depression adjusting to his situation and his new challenges. Despite it all, Brian has an incredible attitude. He wants to get after it and give back, educate others on the possibilities that are out there for people with challenges.
Brian is now determined, focused on a goal of racing in the Paralympics. We are almost halfway to our goal of getting him the carbon fiber NRG handcycle that he needs to compete with the best athletes in the world. He is committed to redefining what is possible. He needs our help.
Say hey to Ryan Neiswender, #TeamUSA #paralympian Wheelchair Basketball player who visited to take a spin on an Offroad hand cycle. Chris Kaag gave some instruction then found a little off-road for him to experience the different terrain, other than a basketball court, that he can attack!
Our friends over at Easterseals Eastern PA are holding their camps online using video conferencing to protect the health and safety of their camp community. Join fellow campers for crafts, music, art, fitness programs, science activities, virtual field trips, dress up days and special guests. For individuals with disabilities age 8-adult. Waiver funding accepted. Scholarships available. Visit bit.do/CampLily for more information and to register. ... See MoreSee Less
We are incredibly humbled. The last few months have been a rollercoaster. We’ve kept busy by giving out over 100 pieces of adaptive equipment and there have been over 100 of you who have made donations to the Foundation.
Orthopaedic Associates of Reading, Ltd. (OAR) have been sponsors for the IM FIT adaptive group fitness classes for kids with challenges as well as our races. They just hooked us up with three Garmin Vivo Fit 3 watches and we’re going to be giving them right back out to three of you. Anyone who has made a donation to the Foundation since the shutdown is entered into the drawing. When the wheels fell off, you thought about how you could help and we’re going to say thank you in the only way we know how: to give out some equipment that’ll help you keep moving.
Are you aware of the racist social media posts from Dr. Leonard D’Addessi, of Orthopaedic Associates of Reading? This is inconsistent with your post on June 9th. Please look into the actions of OAR and join others who are standing up for justice to hold them accountable.
"These protests feel different. We want to go and have our voices heard. I want to go but I can’t go because there’s always one person who sets it off. If I could walk, it’d be different. I could run away. It’s frustrating but there’s no way I can put my life on the line. This is a big moment in history. Everybody is seeing it. I appreciate the IM ABLE Foundation’s post yesterday and all that you do because it doesn’t matter to you whether you’re white, black, have cerebral palsy, whatever. You just help." – Johnisha Wright, IM ABLE equipment grant recipient, volunteer, and mentor ... See MoreSee Less
Pretty pumped to see our long lost friend Junayd Jefferson, who came back out to get reintroduced to the #adaptive riding thing! Hot day and a bunch of laps around with our Off road hand cycle showed him he's got some work.
We were all sweating by the time we found Junayd Jefferson aka Eric a bike that fit him well but he was doing laps around the building for his first workout in over two years. His brother and cousin (and Carter, of course) joined in on the fun. Have a good weekend everyone. Get after it. ... See MoreSee Less
Happy to help match a former road handcycle grant recipient, Joshua Rosenau, to one of our demo off road cycles.
We have a variety of demo cycles for people to see what works for them and check it out to practice with before they submit a grant request for their own. If interested in seeing how IM ABLE can help #redefinewhatispossible let us know if you’d like a demo. ... See MoreSee Less
The sun is out, and outside fitness with the appropriate social distancing precautions still seems to be the best option. If you’re looking for a way to get up and move, Lancaster Recumbent is now able to preorder a bike for you or complete repairs on your current bikes. Though the shop doors have been closed for the Coronavirus, owners, Scott and Diane, continue to show their support to the Foundation and our mission. That’s Scott helping to fit young Ricky for the new bike we gave him at the 2019 Duathlon. Get ahead of the rush and email them today: info@LancasterRecumbent.com. We know that they sincerely appreciate your business. ... See MoreSee Less
To all veterans thank you for your service and your sacrifice.
RIP heroes!!! Thank you for your sacrifice!!!
I have a print of this painting, matted and framed, hanging in the front hall of our home. Your Aunt Thia gave it to me many years ago. It is a moving piece of art. Go find a copy of Laura Palmer’s book, “Shrapnel in the Heart” and read it. She did two years of research on the momentos left at the Wall, and tracked down the stories of the people who left them. It’ll tear your heart out.
Chris Saunders, the man that followed us around Walmart because he saw Brantlee! And told us all about IM able and would text me on occasion just to ask how Brantlee was doing! You’ve earned it bud!! Congratulations!
I would love a bike like this but sadly can't afford it. I'm an above knee amputee and miss biking so bad. I'm stuck on my mobility scooter and left far behind when riding with my family while they are on bikes. I feel I hold them up. I am so glad they were able to get her a bike. Enjoy
Enjoy your freedom on the new bike, don't stop where the road ends 😉👍