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
Let's ride Saunders!
Enjoy your freedom on the new bike, don't stop where the road ends 😉👍
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.”
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
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
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.
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 ... See MoreSee Less
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 ... See MoreSee Less
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! ... See MoreSee Less
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
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!
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. ... See MoreSee Less
“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💙 ... See MoreSee Less
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.”
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
IM ABLE's Personal Trainer, Jo Rice, is at it again with more AT HOME EXERCISES! The Workout: 1. Stretch - Cat/Cow 2. Legs - Seated/Standing Marching 3. Arms - Skull Crushers 4. Hips/Backs/Core - Bird-Dogs (feel the burn!)