You read that right! Childhood cancer survivor and adaptive athlete, Devann Murphy, is completing the challenge of a lifetime: 100 5Ks in 100 Days to raise awareness for the IM ABLE Foundation!
Devann, from the Adirondack Region of New York, lives every single day to the fullest. She proves over and over adaptive athletes can do it all. She’ll be walking, running, rolling, or paddling a 5K EVERY DAY starting today, June 12 through September 19.
DEVANN’S CHALLENGING YOU TO JOIN HER for just one day, in person or virtually. Hey, she’s doing 100 of them, you can do just one 5K with her, right?!
SO… TAG! YOU’RE IT.
After your 5K, post a picture or video on social using #100DaysOf5Ks and tag a few of your friends so Devann doesn’t have to do it alone.
We are super excited to announce that the IM ABLE Foundation is now a Chapter Member of Move United Sport!
Move United believes in using the power of sport to push what’s possible for people with disabilities, confronting ignorance, fueling conversation, and inciting action that leads us to a world where everyone’s included. Their vision is that every person, regardless of ability, has an equal opportunity to participate in sports and recreation in their community.
Move United represents everything that we believe in at IM ABLE and we're honored to be a part of their network! We look forward to expanding the reach and impact of the Foundation as we continue to help people #redefinepossible!
You may remember Connor, who proudly served as a Combat Medic with the Airborne 501st Geronimo stationed in Anchorage, Alaska. In April 2017, at 20 years old, Connor was in an accident where his Revolutionary War reenacting musket exploded. A 7cm metal shard entered his forehead above his left eye, severing the language center of his brain and paralyzing his right arm and leg.
It's been four long years of surgeries, setbacks, and grief but Connor is still fighting every day. This afternoon, he and his parents, Wendy and Rich, drove up from Maryland for an appointment with Jo Rice to begin Adaptive Personal Training. They have a plan to continue to build up his strength and balance remotely going forward.
"Connor is a man of immense inner resources, and together we have clung to the Lord for every ounce of strength that it has taken to get this far. He continues to progress, inch by inch. He chose to fight the fight. That very first day, when they were riding side-by-side, it was absolutely wonderful. It was a baby step forward for us that launched us into where it is now. We never would have envisioned that he would be able to do it on his own and now he’s doing it independently. It opened up the opportunity for him to go and do things with other young people.” - Wendy Gavell ... See MoreSee Less
Another great turnout for our Community Group Ride this past Friday! Thanks to everyone who came out and joined us. We look forward to seeing you at the next one on Friday, June 11!! ... See MoreSee Less
So glad that our friends over at PN Online got a chance to see what we do and WHY we do it!
Click here to read the full article: pnonline.com/fired-up-about-fun/U.S. Marine Corps veteran and IMABLE founder Chris Kaag brings his military dedication to scores of young people living with disabilities at his Operation Lead From The Front fitness program. #PNO2021 #IMABLE #MarineVeteran
At the IM ABLE Foundation, we offer adaptive equipment grants to individuals, but beyond that, we're able to change not only individuals' lives, but their families lives too.
Nathan Burrow served as an Army Infantry Medic in Baghdad, Iraq. After being involved in multiple IED attacks, a physical assault, and a vehicle rollover, he returned home from war with injuries that were life-altering. He is a survivor of a suicide attempt and is now a certified suicide prevention instructor to help those around him struggling with pain and hopelessness. He is a husband to Ziba, and a father to two young children, Jude and Ruby.
After receiving a handcycle, Nathan was able to get back outdoors with his family, doing what he loves most with the people he loves most. And there is nothing that makes our hearts more full than seeing people find their place in the world again. ... See MoreSee Less
Take the night off from cooking on Cinco de Moe's (Wednesday, May 5th) and support a good cause! These Take-home Family Taco Kits are ready to eat when you get home, just in time to celebrate Cinco de Moe’s! For every kit sold, $5 will be donated to the IM ABLE Foundation.
The Taco Kits feed 4-6, come with all the fixings to make up to 12 tacos, and are $36.99(+tax). Choose from chicken, ground beef, ½ chicken and ½ ground beef, or vegetarian. Check out the photo below for all that is included!
How to Order: 1. Place your order by 5:00pm on Monday May 3rd. Fill out this form to submit your order. bit.ly/2QB7mOS
2. Pick-up will be at 1007 Hill Ave, Bldg 17, Wyomissing on Wednesday May 5th between 5:30-6:00pm . When picking up your order, just stay in your vehicle, give us your name, we will bring your order right to your vehicle and you are on your way.
Come show your support for IM ABLE on Cinco de Moe’s, Wednesday, May 5th! ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks to the amazing support of our IM ABLE community, we're thrilled to share that we are the Cinco de Moe's Honoree!!!! 🌮
We hope you'll celebrate Cinco de Mayo AND support the IM ABLE Foundation this year by purchasing a Taco Kit from Moe's by Monday, May 3rd at 5PM! For every Taco Kit purchased, IM ABLE will receive $5! 😊
At the IM ABLE Foundation, we feel that it is our great honor and privilege to be able to give people their freedom back. Whether that's through adaptive equipment or other resources, we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to go wherever they want, whenever they want.
Let Paul's story serve as a reminder to never take the "simple things" for granted. ... See MoreSee Less
Such a beautiful heart and awesome program. Proud of you Johanna! 😘
Way to go, Jo! You guys are really doing some great things at IM Able! Keep it up!!
Incredible work, Jo!!! The positive impact you have is beyond measure!! 💛
Jo, you’re an amazing person inside and out, and your dedication to all your clients shows not only your ability to work with everyone’s unique needs, but also shows how you give your heart and soul to each of us too. ❤️❤️
Such an amazing human!! Johanna Rice
Proud of you Johanna Rice ❤️
I love this Jo! Your clients are so lucky to have you 🥺🥰
Johanna Rice!!!!! Omg you’re amazing ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Hooray for Jo!
Hooray for Jo’s clients!😘
Jo, incredible work! You and the foundation can make a difference.
IM ABLE’s Race Mates program was finally able to hold an event this past Sunday at the Pagoda Pacers Athletic Club final “Shiver by the River” race series held in Jim Dietrich Park in Muhlenberg. Brantlee braved the cold and the rain to experience the thrill of racing. With an official time of 26:55, he crossed the finish line a few seconds before Dale, Evan, and Michael who teamed up to push him for his first 5K.
Sue Jackson, the Race Director, said, “I'm very glad that we are able to help with this endeavor and hopefully it is the beginning of many more races.”
After warming back up in his van, Brantlee was all smiles.
We’d like to say a HUGE thank you to Dale, Evan, Michael, Sue, Polly, and all the Pagoda Pacers for being so welcoming and encouraging!!
For more information on participating in the Race Mates program, please email email@example.com. ... See MoreSee Less
Devann Murphy is the epitome of what it means to redefine possible. From beating childhood cancer to placing 1st in the Boston Marathon as a handcyclist - she's truly unstoppable!
We're super excited that Devann will be in Berks County for the Community Ride (happening tomorrow, Friday, April 9!), and she'll also be joining us for a Mountain Bike Ride happening on Saturday, April 10 which will be departing from the Neversink Loop at 10AM EST, and finishing at the Canal Street Pub parking lot. Experienced riders welcome!
Don't miss the chance to meet Devann, and other members of the IM ABLE Crew at either of these rides!
Questions or concerns? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org! ... See MoreSee Less
In a scenario where most people would find excuses, Brian Owens found an opportunity to push himself to new limits. His story is nothing short of inspiring, and is guaranteed to make you ask the question, "What's my excuse?"
Thanks to the generosity of the IM ABLE Community, we were able to provide Brian with a handcycle that's helping him train for the Paralympics. We have nothing but confidence that Brian will achieve his goals!! ... See MoreSee Less
The Kreitz-Gallen Schutt Law Firm recently made a generous donation to help adaptive athletes continue to achieve their goals. Alex Schutt, the firm’s Community Outreach Coordinator, and Attorney, Vicki Gallen Schutt, came by during our Adaptive Fitness class to see firsthand what their generosity makes possible. Thank you Robert R. Kreitz, Vicki Gallen Schutt, and Alex Schutt for creating opportunities for the local adaptive athletes!! 💪💪💪 ... See MoreSee Less
BASE is offering our team members 25% off of their retail pricing for these custom pieces until Monday, April 5. Please enter: IMABLE25 at checkout. Starting April 5 through April 12, the discount lowers to 10% using IMABLE10, so don’t wait!
A few things to note: 1. These pieces will not deliver to you until June - they are not in stock, they are custom made to order 2. The sizing is true to size - meaning, if you wear a medium T Shirt, you will order a medium cycle top or tri top 3. Each item in the store has an accompanying size chart Since these are custom BASE is not able to exchange sizes or returns 4. Please email: email@example.com if you have additional questions 5. Please do NOT order any BASE Nutrition products or anything besides IM ABLE kits in THIS order BASE will email you AFTER the store closes and send you a one time 50% off coupon to order your nutrition
The store will CLOSE on April 12, so please do not miss the deadline. ... See MoreSee Less
Welcome to the IM ABLE store with BASE Performance. These items are all PRE ORDER and will ship to you around Mid June. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. All sizing is "true to size"...
In honor of World Down Syndrome Day on Feb 21st you have to watch this amazing story about trying harder to disprove what others think you're able to do. Chris Nikic you and your father set such an amazing example for parents and children with down syndrome of what is possible, THANK YOU! ... See MoreSee Less