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Monday May 25th, 2020 - 1:17 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

A picture is worth a thousand words... Remember what today is all about! ... See MoreSee Less

A picture is worth a thousand words... Remember what today is all about!

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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.

I do every day

Sunday May 24th, 2020 - 1:42 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

Chris Saunders maiden voyage with new e-assist on Neversink Mt. South Overlook was in his words “unbelievable”!!! Sheena Saunders Tom McDevitt Bob McClennan Chris Kaag Sport-On Handcycles #orhc ... See MoreSee Less

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Nice RIDE, assume cycle performance was solid?

Woah, this are some pretty cool bikes! What are they called?

Those bikes look awesome!

Awesome!!

This looks awesome!! Would love to learn more about adaptive mountain biking!!

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Sunday May 24th, 2020 - 11:20 am

IM ABLE Foundation

Hold your loved ones close (virtually, if necessary), and take some time to remember this Memorial Day weekend.

“May we never forget our fallen comrades. Freedom isn't free." Sgt. Major Bill Paxton
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Hold your loved ones close (virtually, if necessary), and take some time to remember this Memorial Day weekend. 

“May we never forget our fallen comrades. Freedom isnt free. Sgt. Major Bill Paxton

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RIP Sgt Jeremy Mcqueary, Msgt Kenneth Mack and Cpl Charles O Palmer II

Never forget

Tuesday May 19th, 2020 - 5:50 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

Great day with great people! Check out Chris Saunders's new ride!
Sport-On Handcycles BAMBA (Berks Area Mountain Biking Association) #explorer #orhc Chris Kaag Sheena Saunders Brian Sutherland Ruthie Vanderbeck Tom McDevitt Elaine Bruno McDevitt
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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

Sweet ride!

Let's ride Saunders!

Yessss Chris!!!!

Enjoy your freedom on the new bike, don't stop where the road ends 😉👍

Awesome congratulations! Be great!

That is AWESOME! IM ABLE Rocks !

Congratulations!

Congratulations 🎈🎉🍾🎊

Looks rad!

Nice

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Saturday May 16th, 2020 - 2:20 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

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You can ride in upcoming race Sept 13, Redemption tri, call me next week

Omg i would've love to ride that race!

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Saturday May 16th, 2020 - 6:00 am

IM ABLE Foundation

Got the Nerve? Triathlon was scheduled for today. Brian Vulgaris has been at each and every one. We asked him why:

“I think the whole mission of what IM ABLE stands for is number one. It’s very satisfying to me. It puts me in my place. Knowing that there are bigger crosses to bear gives me a sense of responsibility. If they’re out there doing this, the least I can do is my part to help them reach their goals."

"Every year, it’s funny, every year weather-wise it usually turns out to really nice. A couple years ago it wasn’t. the morning of the race, I had my window open and you can hear the rain pouring down. I asked myself, ‘why do I spend $100 to do this?’ It’s for the IM ABLE Foundation. It’s not supposed to be easy. The least I can do is spend two hours in the rain racing. At least I get to.”

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Got the Nerve? Triathlon was scheduled for today. Brian Vulgaris has been at each and every one. We asked him why:

“I think the whole mission of what IM ABLE stands for is number one. It’s very satisfying to me. It puts me in my place. Knowing that there are bigger crosses to bear gives me a sense of responsibility. If they’re out there doing this, the least I can do is my part to help them reach their goals.

Every year, it’s funny, every year weather-wise it usually turns out to really nice. A couple years ago it wasn’t. the morning of the race, I had my window open and you can hear the rain pouring down. I asked myself, ‘why do I spend $100 to do this?’ It’s for the IM ABLE Foundation. It’s not supposed to be easy. The least I can do is spend two hours in the rain racing. At least I get to.”

https://imablefoundation.org/impact-brian-vulgaris/

Friday May 15th, 2020 - 11:49 am

IM ABLE Foundation

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Friday May 8th, 2020 - 7:36 am

IM ABLE Foundation

The IM ABLE Foundation's IM FITTERS, Brantlee, and his mom, Leann, found time amidst their hectic schedules to share a short video about what the IM ABLE Foundation has meant to them in the current COVID conditions (his baby brother had something to say too). We love seeing Brantlee's bright eyes and beaming smile on our Virtual Zoom IM FIT classes, and we can't wait to go for a bike ride with him someday not so far away! #feelgoodfriday #redefiningwhatispossible #noexcuses #justmove #removingobstacles #adaptiveequipment ... See MoreSee Less

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LeAnn you look so much like your momma. Brentlee you are such a handsome young man.i enjoy seeing you riding your hand and arm powdered bicycle.

IM ABLE HAS DONE SO MUCH FOR OUR BRANTLEE. WE THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

BRANTLEE! 😊

Wednesday May 6th, 2020 - 1:07 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

Nurses are such an integral part of our Community, so we want to stop and take a minute to say "THANK YOU"! Though your jobs may seem thankless at times, we want you to know that we see you and we appreciate the incredible work that you do to keep us, our friends, our families and our loved ones safe and healthy. ❤️👩‍⚕️👨‍⚕️❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

Nurses are such an integral part of our Community, so we want to stop and take a minute to say THANK YOU! Though your jobs may seem thankless at times, we want you to know that we see you and we appreciate the incredible work that you do to keep us, our friends, our families and our loved ones safe and healthy. ❤️👩‍⚕️👨‍⚕️❤️

Monday May 4th, 2020 - 5:05 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

IM ABLE Development Director, Brian Sutherland, reading a naptime book to his two kids ... See MoreSee Less

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So sweet 🤗 I love when your little boy keeps saying, “I must be quiet.” 🤣💗 They’re adorable, Brian.

Friday May 1st, 2020 - 3:30 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

BREAKING NEWS: The Redemption Triathlon is a collaboration effort between two Central PA races – The Got the Nerve Triathlon presented by the IM ABLE Foundation and The Pinda Triathlon Festival by Utopian Events. When GTN was cancelled this spring, we made the decision to combine forces to put on one epic event for the Central PA (and beyond) Triathlon Community.

Learn More & Sign Up HERE: RedemptionTri.com.

#RedefiningWhatIsPossible #NoExcuses #JustMove #Redemption #StrongerTogether #Triathlon #Paratriathlon #SprintTriathlon #USAT #GTN #PindaTri
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Thursday April 30th, 2020 - 5:56 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

Just going to leave this bundle of joy from last week's Virtual IM FIT Class right here. Thanks for rocking with us, Devann Murphy! ENJOY!
IM ABLE Foundation's IM FITTERS #wackyhatwednesday
#adaptiveequipment #IMFIT #community #noexcuses #justmove #removingobstacles #redefiningwhatispossible #inspiration #inclusivefitness #adaptivefitness #hereforyou
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Love it!💪💪💪

Wednesday April 29th, 2020 - 4:24 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

This #wecanwednesday, we are making things happen over here for the IM ABLE Foundation's IM FITTERS! Thanks for the muscle, Carter! Stay tuned.
#adaptiveequipment #IMFIT #community #noexcuses #justmove #removingobstacles #redefiningwhatispossible #inspiration #inclusivefitness #adaptivefitness #hereforyou
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This #wecanwednesday, we are making things happen over here for the IM ABLE Foundations IM FITTERS! Thanks for the muscle, Carter! Stay tuned.
#adaptiveequipment #IMFIT #community #noexcuses #justmove #removingobstacles #redefiningwhatispossible #inspiration #inclusivefitness #adaptivefitness #hereforyou

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IM ABLE IM ABLE Foundation YOU GUYS ARE WONDERFUL. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO FOR ALL AND ESPECIALLY FOR OUR BRANTLEE.

Thanks for the help

Nice

Great organization can't for you to re-open so Dalton can get his Thursday workouts rolling again.

Sunday April 26th, 2020 - 4:24 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

Overly excited to share some good news during this time, our former IM ABLE Chairman / friend Neil Callanan and his wife Laura welcomed a handsome lil' man on April 25th!

We wish the new expanded family the very best and can't wait to meet Shea Thomas Callanan whenever we're through with our current normal.

Note from Neil: Mom and baby did amazing, Dad didn't pass out, so wins all around. Shea has taken right to this quarantine cluster feeding thing we've been perfecting for a month now, and can't wait to get home to meet his big sister for her 3rd birthday tomorrow!
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Overly excited to share some good news during this time, our former IM ABLE Chairman / friend Neil Callanan and his wife Laura welcomed a handsome lil man on April 25th! 

We wish the new expanded family the very best and cant wait to meet Shea Thomas Callanan whenever were through with our current normal.

Note from Neil: Mom and baby did amazing, Dad didnt pass out, so wins all around. Shea has taken right to this quarantine cluster feeding thing weve been perfecting for a month now, and cant wait to get home to meet his big sister for her 3rd birthday tomorrow!

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Wonderful news!!! Congrats Neil and Laura! ❤️

What a beautiful baby boy!! 💕 Congratulations 🎉🎈

Congratulations!

Congratulations!!

Congratulations!👣🍼

Congratulations!

Wonderful baby

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Thursday April 23rd, 2020 - 8:05 am

IM ABLE Foundation

Kaag's Korner: What life lesson/hack from your military experience is getting you through the challenges of today?
#improviseadaptovercome #olftf #redefiningwhatispossible #community #family #adaptiveequipment #removingobstacles #inclusivefitness
U.S. Marine Corps U.S. Army Army Times
U.S. Navy U.S. Coast Guard Pennsylvania Army National Guard
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I love these❤️

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🙌🏻🙌🏻

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Friday April 17th, 2020 - 12:27 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

It's Feel Good Friday! COVID-19 can't hold our incredible IM ABLE Foundation's IM FITTERS down! The IM FITTERS lead the Zoom class by choosing their favorite exercise and sharing it with our virtual group. Oh, and we end with a dance party with #DJJorts! IM FIT FTW! #youguysrock #community #feelgoodfriday #removingobstacles #redefiningwhatispossible #inspiration #inclusivefitness #adaptivefitness #hereforyou ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday April 8th, 2020 - 6:07 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

It’s We Can Wednesday! IM ABLE is making the rounds in the community with some high-speed adaptive equipment, because everyone deserves an opportunity to #justmove! Huge thanks for the transportation and muscle support from Corps Fitness CrossFit Berks member and West Reading Detective, Daniel Voorhies!
Sending positive vibes and well wishes to all of you!

#wecanwednesday #removingobstacles #redefiningwhatispossible #inspiration #adaptivefitness #krankcycle #youvegotafriend #hereforyou
West Reading Borough Police Johnny Goldberg
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Finally a good look for you Chris Kaag. Great gob getting equipment out.

IM Able is AWESOME!!!!!

Awesome job!🤗👍❤

How cool is that? You guys are awesome!!!!!🥇💜💙💚😇

Great work!

You guys are amazing. <3

This is awesome ❤️

Wonderful people

Thank you so much

Great one.

Awesome

❤️❤️❤️

Wonderful

This is awesome!! Tara Nicole

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Friday April 3rd, 2020 - 10:48 am

IM ABLE Foundation

It’s FRIDAY!! (does that even matter anymore?)

Since we’re all stuck inside, here’s a movie suggestion for you: Out on a Limb.

Adaptive Adventures based in Lakewood, Colorado with a satellite office in Franklin Park, Illinois provides progressive outdoor sports opportunities to improve quality of life for children, adults and veterans with physical disabilities and their families. Sound familiar?

Tonight at 8:00PM EST they’re hosting a debut of a movie they entered into a now-cancelled film festival, Out on a Limb. It will be posted on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/adaptiveadventures/

The film documents the collaboration between Craig DeMartino and Kai Lin, an Industrial Designer, who makes an adaptive prosthetic climbing foot for Craig DeMartino. Follow these two as they experience the ups and downs of the process of trying to craft a first-of-its-kind prosthetic that would allow climbers with a leg amputation to climb thin cracks and routes with pockets. The film explores the motivations and uniqueness of these two men from vastly different worlds but who share a common goal.

#redefiningwhatispossible #noexcusesjustmoveJoin us for a Friday Night Film live on Facebook at 6:00pm featuring Adaptive Adventures National Climbing Manager, Craig DeMartino in Arc'Teryx "Out On A Limb". The film received a Special Jury Mention in the 2019 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival.
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It’s FRIDAY!!  (does that even matter anymore?)

Since we’re all stuck inside, here’s a movie suggestion for you: Out on a Limb. 

Adaptive Adventures based in Lakewood, Colorado with a satellite office in Franklin Park, Illinois provides progressive outdoor sports opportunities to improve quality of life for children, adults and veterans with physical disabilities and their families. Sound familiar?

Tonight at 8:00PM EST they’re hosting a debut of a movie they entered into a now-cancelled film festival, Out on a Limb. It will be posted on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/adaptiveadventures/

The film documents the collaboration between Craig DeMartino and Kai Lin, an Industrial Designer, who makes an adaptive prosthetic climbing foot for Craig DeMartino. Follow these two as they experience the ups and downs of the process of trying to craft a first-of-its-kind prosthetic that would allow climbers with a leg amputation to climb thin cracks and routes with pockets. The film explores the motivations and uniqueness of these two men from vastly different worlds but who share a common goal.

#redefiningwhatispossible #noexcusesjustmove

Thursday April 2nd, 2020 - 12:00 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

“Autism makes you listen louder. It makes you pay attention to an emotional level as well as an intellectual level.”- Jace King

It’s World Autism Awareness Day! 🧩🎗Join us in raising awareness as we listen louder & celebrate our inclusive community of incredible humans. 💛🤗💙 #IMABLEFDN #redefiningwhatispossible #ImproviseAdaptOvercome #IMFIT #InclusiveFitness #AutismAwarenessMonth2020 #LightItUpBlue💙
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“Autism makes you listen louder. It makes you pay attention to an emotional level as well as an intellectual level.”- Jace King

It’s World Autism Awareness Day! 🧩🎗Join us in raising awareness as we listen louder & celebrate our inclusive community of incredible humans. 💛🤗💙 #IMABLEFDN #redefiningwhatispossible #ImproviseAdaptOvercome #IMFIT #InclusiveFitness #AutismAwarenessMonth2020 #LightItUpBlue💙

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Lighting it up blue for Reilly!

Wednesday April 1st, 2020 - 10:50 am

IM ABLE Foundation

So.

Anyone else out there wishing someone would just come out on one of these press conferences and yell "APRIL FOOLS" and everything could just go back to normal?

We sure do. At IM ABLE, we are busy Improvising, Adapting, and doing all we can to Overcome this very real situation.

imablefoundation.org/impact-patrick-jim-sweeney/

We asked Patrick what his experience is in all this new normal. He has been doing 12 triathlons a year while training for the Paralympics. Now everything is cancelled. We asked him if there's anything he'd like to tell you, our generous donors, loving volunteers, and fellow competitive racers.

“This bike is a sense of freedom. It’s a great gratification that this community brings to each other. When the races do happen, we will all be there for each other. In times like these I hope this article will shine a little light in your day. Never give up on your goal. Anything is possible with hard work and dedication. This Foundation is a huge part of me and keeps doing great things. Thanks to IM ABLE for getting me started in endurance sports.”

We changed Patrick’s life. We did it together. And together, we will continue to change people’s lives, ‘Rona be damned. Because, and it’s one thing that hasn’t changed in all this, one thing that will never change: there are NO EXCUSES, JUST MOVE! #redefiningwhatispossible #wecanwednesdays #isitwednesdayalready #whatevenaredaysanymore
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So.

Anyone else out there wishing someone would just come out on one of these press conferences and yell APRIL FOOLS and everything could just go back to normal?

We sure do. At IM ABLE, we are busy Improvising, Adapting, and doing all we can to Overcome this very real situation.

https://imablefoundation.org/impact-patrick-jim-sweeney/

We asked Patrick what his experience is in all this new normal. He has been doing 12 triathlons a year while training for the Paralympics. Now everything is cancelled. We asked him if theres anything hed like to tell you, our generous donors, loving volunteers, and fellow competitive racers.

“This bike is a sense of freedom. It’s a great gratification that this community brings to each other. When the races do happen, we will all be there for each other. In times like these I hope this article will shine a little light in your day. Never give up on your goal. Anything is possible with hard work and dedication. This Foundation is a huge part of me and keeps doing great things. Thanks to IM ABLE for getting me started in endurance sports.” 

We changed Patrick’s life. We did it together. And together, we will continue to change people’s lives, ‘Rona be damned. Because, and it’s one thing that hasn’t changed in all this, one thing that will never change: there are NO EXCUSES, JUST MOVE! #redefiningwhatispossible  #wecanwednesdays  #isitwednesdayalready   #whatevenaredaysanymore

Monday March 30th, 2020 - 12:09 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

No Weights? No Worries! Johanna Rice has you covered.
Check her out!
The Workout:
1. Stretch: Quad Sets
2. Arms: Bench Press
3. Core: Dead Bugs
4. Full Body: Kettlebell Swings

Love it? Hate it? Tell us about it in the comments! ❤️🤝💪🙌
#redefiningwhatispossible #adaptivefitness #inclusivefitness #personaltraining #noexcuses #justmove #improviseadaptovercome
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Friday March 27th, 2020 - 10:48 am

IM ABLE Foundation

Johanna is gettin' fancy with her home exercise workouts! She offers an important tip and throws down with those push-ups! Check her out!
1. Stretch: Arms Behind Back
2. Arms: Push-Ups
3. Core: Weight Shift
4. Upper/Lower Back: Supermans

Love it? Hate it? Tell us about it in the comments! ❤️🤝💪🙌
#redefiningwhatispossible #adaptivefitness #inclusivefitness #personaltraining #noexcuses #justmove #improviseadaptovercome
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Thursday March 26th, 2020 - 10:02 am

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THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO, YOU HAVE DONE SO MUCH FOR OUR BRANTLEE.

Love this pic! The pure, overwhelming joy is showing through in his big blue eyes!! ❤

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