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Monday November 9th, 2020 - 12:00 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

With today marking her 90th consecutive day of working out, we have Jaclyn Michelle Nagle to thank for our #MondayMotivation!!

Jackie says, "When I started at IM ABLE with fantastic trainer, Johanna Rice, I admit I was scared. I have never done anything physical before except for prescribed physical therapy, and I doubted I would ever like it. I challenged myself to do any movement for 90 days straight to honor an adapted athlete, Tony, who inspired me to get moving, as many of the adapted athletes continue to do. I did it! 90 days. If I can, you can, and if it was not for IM ABLE I would have never unleashed my full potential. No excuses, just move!"

Join us in congratulating Jackie for a job well done!
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With today marking her 90th consecutive day of working out, we have Jaclyn Michelle Nagle to thank for our #MondayMotivation!!

Jackie says, When I started at IM ABLE with fantastic trainer, Johanna Rice, I admit I was scared. I have never done anything physical before except for prescribed physical therapy, and I doubted I would ever like it. I challenged myself to do any movement for 90 days straight to honor an adapted athlete, Tony, who inspired me to get moving, as many of the adapted athletes continue to do. I did it! 90 days. If I can, you can, and if it was not for IM ABLE I would have never unleashed my full potential. No excuses, just move!

Join us in congratulating Jackie for a job well done!

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Jackie, you are amazing! So honored to know you and to earn our PhD’s together! Keep shining mama, you are a light ๐Ÿค

Congratulations Jackie

Congrats!!!๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’—

WTG GIRL! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK.

Congrats Jaclyn so happy you've realized how much more you have available and that the possibilities are out there waiting to be attacked!!

Be very proud of yourself Jaclyn - and keep pushing on and get moving everyday - even if you just put on some music and dance

90 days is awesome! Way to go Jaclyn Michelle Nagle ๐Ÿ™‚

Congrats

Great job!!!

Congratulations to you! What an inspiration to others! ๐Ÿ‘

Wow that’s great Jackie!! You are amazing and an inspiration to us all !! Congratulations!!

Congrats! IM ABLE Are you guys open again? If myself and my kids were going last year and early this, can we start again?

Amazing woman, congratulations!โค๏ธ

This is Tony’s wife-I am honored that you would choose him. He was an inspiration for many.

Congratulations!!!

Jaclyn! You are incredible. #goals with Johanna. Love it! <3

Congrats

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Great Job! Keep on keeping on!๐Ÿ’—

Congratulations, Jackie!

WTG Jackie!

Congrats to you so deserve it...

Yah Jackie. You go girl. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘

Way to go ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜˜

Congratulations!

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Wednesday October 28th, 2020 - 11:00 am

IM ABLE Foundation

Registration for the Dirt Trail Classic closes OCTOBER 31!

Want to participate but can't access the trails? We encourage you to find two "trails" close to you that are on your ability level, ride those by November 15, and we'll send you a t-shirt and medal for your efforts!

Register today! bit.ly/DirtTrailClassic
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Registration for the Dirt Trail Classic closes OCTOBER 31!

Want to participate but cant access the trails? We encourage you to find two trails close to you that are on your ability level, ride those by November 15, and well send you a t-shirt and medal for your efforts!

Register today! https://bit.ly/DirtTrailClassic

Tuesday October 20th, 2020 - 6:00 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

You have two opportunities this week to get out on the trails with Chris Kaag! Join us tomorrow, 10/21 at 2:30pm at the Neversink MTB or on Saturday, 10/24 at 9:30am at the Blue Marsh Short Course to participate in the inaugural Dirt Trail Classic!

Please be sure to register before arrival: bit.ly/DirtTrailClassic

For more course details, please view our Facebook Events. We hope to see you out there! โ˜บ๏ธ
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You have two opportunities this week to get out on the trails with Chris Kaag! Join us tomorrow, 10/21 at 2:30pm at the Neversink MTB or on Saturday, 10/24 at 9:30am at the Blue Marsh Short Course to participate in the inaugural Dirt Trail Classic!

Please be sure to register before arrival: http://bit.ly/DirtTrailClassic

For more course details, please view our Facebook Events. We hope to see you out there! โ˜บ๏ธ

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How do submit results for the event?

We found out there are some trees down at Blue Marsh so everyone is still able to complete that route or anyone coming out with me tomorrow at 930 we have a new alternate!https://www.strava.com/routes/2753981671186598278 **We will now meet at top lot of the stilling Basin off Palisades at 930**

Tuesday October 20th, 2020 - 1:30 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

PPL's Jane George surprised our IM FIT virtual fitness class with some good news! Thank you Jane and PPL Electric Utilities for your recognition of the accomplishments of so many adaptive athletes! ... See MoreSee Less

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What a wonderful recognition for all that you do!!!! Well deserved!!! Congratulations ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰

Congratulations Chris! So glad to see that you're recognized for the great work you do!

Congratulations, you inspire and shine your light to all who know you!

Congratulations Chris Kaag-well deserved!! Thank you for all you do!!

That is so awesome! Congratulations!!!

Couldn't have chosen a better person! Congratulations, Chris Kaag!

That is wonderful, so well deserved as well!!

Zander Ermold, I can see you since you were hanging out with Austin during this!!๐Ÿ’œ

Well deserved

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Wednesday October 14th, 2020 - 7:39 am

IM ABLE Foundation

DON'T FORGET! Head to Boscov's today & tomorrow to support IM ABLE!...Because who doesn't love shopping AND supporting a good cause at the same time? Mark your calendars and make sure you visit our friends at Boscov's on October 14 & 15.

On these two days only, you'll receive 20% off your purchase AND by simply mentioning the IM ABLE Foundation, we will receive 5% of your total purchase.

Every little bit counts these days, and we greatly appreciate all of the support from our local community!
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DONT FORGET! Head to Boscovs today & tomorrow to support IM ABLE!

Friday October 9th, 2020 - 5:09 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

BAMBA (Berks Area Mountain Biking Association) has been a fantastic partner in the expansion of mountain biking opportunities, particularly for adaptive athletes for many years now. Their current project is restoring some of the trails out at Blue Marsh which will continue to provide miles of adaptive friendly trails. We appreciate all that theyโ€™re doing and for keeping IM ABLE athletes in mind as they improve the mountain biking trails in Berks County!If you would like to support the Blue Marsh Trail Restoration Project, please consider offering a donation. Click here for more information: www.imba.com/digin-applications-details?diginid=2761170 ... See MoreSee Less

BAMBA (Berks Area Mountain Biking Association) has been a fantastic partner in the expansion of mountain biking opportunities, particularly for adaptive athletes for many years now. Their current project is restoring some of the trails out at Blue Marsh which will continue to provide miles of adaptive friendly trails. We appreciate all that theyโ€™re doing and for keeping IM ABLE athletes in mind as they improve the mountain biking trails in Berks County!

Tuesday October 6th, 2020 - 6:22 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

This past weekend, with the help of a grant from PA Paralysis Resource Center, we had the chance to break in two new off-road handcycles on the trails at Blue Marsh Lake alongside more than 30 riders and volunteers!

Chris Kaag led the charge with the help of IM ABLE Ambassador, Devann Murphy, to assist people with varying degrees of familiarity with biking and trail riding.

To capitalize on this already-awesome day, we also got the chance to present IM ABLE's grant recipient, Norb Holowat with his new Top End Force 3 adaptive bike. We look forward to seeing Norb redefine what is possible as he embarks on this new chapter in his life.
A special thank you to everyone who came out to join us on Saturday, including Lancaster Recumbent, BAMBA (Berks Area Mountain Biking Association) and Pennsylvania Center For Adapted Sports!
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Wonderful event filled with renewed smiles and joy! Thank you IM Able for the amazing opportunity to ride trails again!

A great day!

We had such a blessed time! Thank you for what you do!

Great day!!!! Thank you!!!!

Awesome, just awesome!

AWESOME

Great work!

Chris Kaag and where was my invite

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Thursday October 1st, 2020 - 5:00 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

...Because who doesn't love shopping AND supporting a good cause at the same time? Mark your calendars and make sure you visit our friends at Boscov's on October 14 & 15.

On these two days only, you'll receive 20% off your purchase AND by simply mentioning the IM ABLE Foundation, we will receive 5% of your total purchase.

Every little bit counts these days, and we greatly appreciate all of the support from our local community!
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...Because who doesnt love shopping AND supporting a good cause at the same time? Mark your calendars and make sure you visit our friends at Boscovs on October 14 & 15.

On these two days only, youll receive 20% off your purchase AND by simply mentioning the IM ABLE Foundation, we will receive 5% of your total purchase.

Every little bit counts these days, and we greatly appreciate all of the support from our local community!

Wednesday September 2nd, 2020 - 6:00 am

IM ABLE Foundation

Last week, we met up with a young man, Norb, who was paralyzed trying to do a flip into the shallow end of the pool. Going out on his first ride since the accident, he was joined by two athletes who have been disabled for 10+ years, Brian and Brian (coincidentally). Norb was able to try out 4 different styles of bikes, and we hooked him up with a table-top hand cycle to get training so when he gets his own bike, heโ€™ll be in shape to ride it.

Through this experience, Norb saw proof that his life didnโ€™t end a year ago when he broke his back. To have the opportunity to connect with others who have pushed themselves to keep moving was a really special moment to witness, for everyone involved.

Giving people the tools and resources to redefine what is possible is what keeps us going every single day, and without your unwavering support, we wouldn't be able to do what we do. Thank you.
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That’s a wonderful story ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’• Thanks for everything you do!!

Now you made me cry!! Amazing work!!

Nice job, Brians!

Changing livesโค๏ธ

This is awesome!!

Awesome!

๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™

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Thursday August 27th, 2020 - 8:50 am

IM ABLE Foundation

It is with heavy hearts that we report the passing of our guy, Tony. Tony was not only an adaptive equipment grant recipient pushing his physical limits at IM ABLE events and trainings, but he was also a proud #usmarinecorps #vietnamvet ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ and relentless advocate for so many people with #amputations.

The IM ABLE Foundation crew and community were proud to know you and call you a friend!
#usmcvet
Read the story we did on Tony imablefoundation.org/impact-tony-and-sandy-petro/?fbclid=IwAR1qjyKFckDAJPWqz-wvbzuJdb9EfeKlEkHT7B...
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It is with heavy hearts that we report the passing of our guy, Tony. Tony was not only an adaptive equipment grant recipient pushing his physical limits at IM ABLE events and trainings, but he was also a proud #usmarinecorps #vietnamvet ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ and relentless advocate for so many people with #amputations. 

The IM ABLE Foundation crew and community were proud to know you and call you a friend!
#USMCvet
Read the story we did on Tony https://imablefoundation.org/impact-tony-and-sandy-petro/?fbclid=IwAR1qjyKFckDAJPWqz-wvbzuJdb9EfeKlEkHT7BM6TPr-PKCA8i6HOg39o5s

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Sounds like he was a great representative of the IM ABLE Foundation. His memory will be honored forever among the best that have entered the walls of IM ABLE

I remember reading his impact story when it came out and being so inspired by his drive and seemingly infectious personality. I never met him, but Tony seemed like an incredible guy who inspired so many. My heart breaks for his family and all those who knew him ๐Ÿ™ RIP Tony

I was honored to talk with him at the bash.What an incredible guy.RIP Tony

This is very sad news!! Tony was a great guy, who was a true inspiration for me!! Rest In Peace my friend,,, Rest In Peace!!

I’m so sorry to hear this...Tony was such a ray of sunshine and an inspirational spiritโค๏ธ

Prayers for his family and friends.

MAY GOD WRAP HIS LOVING AND COMFORTING ARM AROUND TONY'S FAMILY AND HIS IM ABLE FAMILY. TONY'S WORK HERE ON EARTH MUST HAVE BEEN FINISHED AND NOW GOD NEEDS HIM IN HEAVEN. RIP TONY.

Tony was such an incredible person - so very sad.

I got to know Tony over the last couple years as he trained at Corps Fitness and IM Able. There was always playful banter back and forth with everyone. He brightened up our days and was always having fun. He will truly be missed.

Never saw Tony without a smile on his face. He will truly be missed!

May his memory continue in the work you do Siempre Fi

RIP brother

So so sorry to hear this--much love to Sandy and the family โค๏ธ

RIP Marine.

Omg. My heart is broken.

Sorry to heard. Great person.

This hits so hard - he was one of a kind. Love and prayers to his family.

๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ™RIP

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

My condolences to his family and friends

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Friday August 21st, 2020 - 7:39 am

IM ABLE Foundation

Please help us congratulate Brian Sutherland on his 1 year anniversary with IM ABLE! While he was brought on as Director of Development, his passion for what we do extends far greater, and he wears many hats (sometimes literally)! We are so lucky he's part of our team! ... See MoreSee Less

Please help us congratulate Brian Sutherland on his 1 year anniversary with IM ABLE! While he was brought on as Director of Development, his passion for what we do extends far greater, and he wears many hats (sometimes literally)!  We are so lucky hes part of our team!

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Congratulations on a fantastic job!! Have a wonderful birthday.

Thank you Chris! I LOVE this job and all of you. Thanks so much for welcoming me and for inspiring me to do my best every day! CHEERS!

Congratulations I look forward to growling iM ABLE with you !

Happy first year anniversary, Brian! Thanks so much for everything you do for our community!!๐Ÿ’—

Happy Anniversary Brian!!!! Perfect guy for the position!!!! Luv ya!!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY BRIAN!!! FIRST YEAR OF MANY MORE TO COME. YOU ARE FANTASTIC.

Congratulations Brian keep doing the amazing work you are doing!

Happy Anniversary, Brian!!

Congratulations and happy birthday!!!

Congratulations Brian! I worked for your father ( until he retired)and with your sisters, Rebby and Emily! You come from a family of beautiful hearts! โค๏ธ

Happy Anniversary, Brian!

Congratulations! Thank you for all you do for our athletes!โค๏ธ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’ช

He’s the best!!!!!! A little goofy but we’ll keep him!!

Brian - Congratulations! Happy birthday!

Happy B-Day Brian! ๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ‚

You are doing great work Brian. Keep being great!

Happy birthday dj ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‚ Brian Sutherland

Thank you

Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday!

Happy anniversary and happy birthday!!!๐Ÿง๐Ÿบ๐ŸŒฎ

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Monday August 10th, 2020 - 9:38 am

IM ABLE Foundation

Thanks to our athletes, volunteers, sponsors, and the team at the Reading Fightin Phils for joining us at FirstEnergy Stadium to Party With a Purpose last week!

We were overwhelmed by the eagerness of so many participants as they ventured onto our adaptive demo bikes to race around the field, and we were so proud to share our new video on the BIG screen. Thank you for following our journey, and thank you for your unwavering support as we continue to remove obstacles and find solutions amidst an ever-changing environment.

In true IM ABLE Foundation fashion, we pulled #USMC veteran and Operation Lead from the Front motivator, Alan Coderre, to the front to lead the crowd in 22 push-ups to raise awareness about the high risk of suicide in military veterans. Learn more about the Operation Lead from the Front program on our site: imablefoundation.org/olftf/.

It was so wonderful to see you in person! We can't wait until next time.

๐Ÿ“ธ Katie Kaag
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Wednesday July 29th, 2020 - 5:00 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

The IM ABLE Foundation needs your help.

We've had more people reaching out than ever before asking for the equipment they need to stay active and healthy. Up to this point, we have found ways to provide solutions, but our reserves are winding down.

Please, if you can, make a gift today so we can continue to empower people with challenges like those in the video below.

We planned to unveil this video at this year's BASH, and weโ€™re pretty proud of it. We know that nine minutes is a bit long, but we promise you, it's worth it.

To donate, please visit: bit.ly/IMABLEFDN
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Incredible, absolutely incredible, excellent work Chris Kaag๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Wonderful film and incredible people. Inspirational!

Great video! Very inspiring.

So beautiful

Wednesday July 15th, 2020 - 6:02 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

PA Sports Hall of Fame Berks County Chapter continuing to help us create possibilities for our IM ABLE community! ... See MoreSee Less

PA Sports Hall of Fame Berks County Chapter continuing to help us create possibilities for our IM ABLE community!Image attachment

Saturday July 11th, 2020 - 2:14 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

Awesome day with Brian Owens and Devann Murphy getting fitted for their new adaptive bikes! Thanks Scott and Diane! ... See MoreSee Less

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Velo Amis MD Strategic Consulting THANK YOU and everyone who contributed to the campaigns to get these two the equipment they need to succeed at the top level of competition!

AWESOME!

Yeah so is it awesome ๐Ÿ‘

Monday June 29th, 2020 - 1:34 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

Great day of riding! BAMBA (Berks Area Mountain Biking Association) came to support Eric on his first ride. He crushed it! Borough of Wyomissing Parks and Recreation Department Wyomissing Park Trails ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks for the tag. It looked like a beautiful day!!

I CAN SEE OUR BRANTLEE DOING THIS ONE DAY.

Great job Eric.I am so proud of you

Tuesday June 23rd, 2020 - 2:16 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

Cody Wills was paralyzed in a pro/am motocross accident but didnโ€™t let that end his love for racing. Heโ€™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 Brianโ€™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 itโ€™s going to take to get him to the next level. Thatโ€™s what itโ€™s all about! #COMMUNITYredefiningwhatispossible #bettertogether Cody Wills Kevin Moore ... See MoreSee Less

Cody Wills was paralyzed in a pro/am motocross accident but didnโ€™t let that end his love for racing. Heโ€™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 Brianโ€™s phone number. (https://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 itโ€™s going to take to get him to the next level. Thatโ€™s what itโ€™s all about! #COMMUNITYredefiningwhatispossible #bettertogether Cody Wills Kevin MooreImage attachmentImage attachment

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Congratulations

Heroes

Way to go Cody! Thanks!

Monday June 15th, 2020 - 6:40 am

IM ABLE Foundation

Amazing example of how we are ALL able to #redefinewhatispossible! #adaptiveathlete #downsyndrome ... See MoreSee Less

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Best thing I’ve seen in a long time, to his courage and strength.๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›

I love this SO much!!!!

Awesome ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค

Yes!!! This is everything and more that we need on our news feeds right now!!!! ♥๏ธ♥๏ธ♥๏ธ♥๏ธ♥๏ธ♥๏ธ♥๏ธ

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Saturday June 13th, 2020 - 2:10 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

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!

Sport-On Handcycles #orhc #explorer #adaptiveathlete
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Had the opportunity to ride a one-off bike about 12 years ago. So much fun. I wish I had one of my own.

Looks like a perfect place to take an off road spin!

Heroes

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