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Saturday June 12th, 2021 - 8:00 am

IM ABLE Foundation

DON’T LET DEVANN DO #100DaysOf5Ks ALONE!

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.

Special thanks to all of our promotional partners for joining in on the challenge! Hanger Clinic NOW Foods goodr BASE Performance Nuun Hydration Headsweats Power House Athletics - New York

To learn more about the #100DaysOf5Ks Challenge, please visit: bit.ly/100DaysOf5Ks
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Monday June 7th, 2021 - 5:37 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

Patrick Sweeney's seizures were so bad as a young man that they performed brain surgery on him at 27. He was told he would never walk again.

Please join us in congratulating him on completing his first 100 Km ride this past weekend!!

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Patrick Sweeneys seizures were so bad as a young man that they performed brain surgery on him at 27. He was told he would never walk again.  Please join us in congratulating him on completing his first 100 Km ride this past weekend!!  https://imablefoundation.org/impact-patrick-jim-sweeney/

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Way to go, Patrick Sweeney !!! 👏

Great work Patrick! You’re an inspiring athlete. 👍

Great job pat

Congrats 💪🏽

That’s awesome 🥰

👏 great job

Patrick this is wonderful news and you are an inspiration to others.

Patrick Sweeney is the man!!!! one of the most motivated, positive people I’ve ever met. He’s an inspiration to the rest of us.

Congratulations 🎉🍾🎊 what an accomplishment!! Sooooo inspiring!!

So awesome 👏

Nice job!!!!💪🏼

Congratulations Patrick!

Congratulations!!! That is amazing 🤩🤩🤩

Beast mode! Keep it going!

Congratulations Patrick

Amazing.

Congratulations

Amazing Patrick Sweeney! Very impressive!

Congratulations 🎈

So amazing!! 👏🙏

Well done.

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Friday May 21st, 2021 - 3:01 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

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!

For more info, please visit: moveunitedsport.org
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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 were 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!  For more info, please visit: moveunitedsport.org

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Awesome!

Congrats!!!

Tuesday May 18th, 2021 - 4:45 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

UPDATE:

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
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UPDATE:  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.  Its 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

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Way to go! Keep fighting!🦾

Way to go! Jo will get you there.

Monday May 17th, 2021 - 10:26 am

IM ABLE Foundation

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

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!!

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Awesome, when’s the next one?

Friday May 14th, 2021 - 3:10 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

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Wednesday May 12th, 2021 - 5:51 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

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

Read his story here - pnonline.com/fired-up-about-fun/
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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: https://pnonline.com/fired-up-about-fun/

Wednesday May 12th, 2021 - 4:14 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

Pairing our #nations #finest with the most incredible young #people to #redfinepossible for #all

#leadership #inclusion #inspiration #veterans #OperationLeadFromtheFrontU.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

Read his story here - pnonline.com/fired-up-about-fun/
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Pairing our #nations #finest with the most incredible young #people to #redfinepossible for #all  #leadership #inclusion #inspiration #veterans #operationleadfromthefront

Wednesday May 5th, 2021 - 10:00 am

IM ABLE Foundation

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.
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This was my favorite video we made for the bash thank you Nathan and Ziba for the warmest welcome to your beautiful home!

Monday May 3rd, 2021 - 10:36 am

IM ABLE Foundation

Make sure you place your Taco Kit orders by 5PM EST today!!!Time is running out. ⏲

Get your Taco Kit 🌮 and support IM ABLE Foundation today.

Through 5:00 pm on May 3rd, hit the link below to purchase your Taco Kit! 🌮
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bit.ly/3evUotC

The best news? We're donating $5 for every Taco Kit sold to IM ABLE Foundation 🤗❤️

Valid online only through 5:00 pm on 5/3/2021.
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Make sure you place your Taco Kit orders by 5PM EST today!!!

Sunday May 2nd, 2021 - 11:46 am

IM ABLE Foundation

Smiles all around from our 2nd #racemates 5k where we got four of our guys to experience racing thanks to the support of the Pagoda Pacers Athletic Club! #adaptive #allinclusive #feeltheenergy Ainsley's Angels of America Chris Kaag Bernadette Kutch ... See MoreSee Less

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Loved seeing IM ABLE today…great job everyone❤️❤️

I AM SURE THEY HAD AS MUCH FUN AS BRANTLEE DID. THEY HAD GREAT WEATHER.

Wednesday April 28th, 2021 - 8:00 am

IM ABLE Foundation

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!
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Take the night off from cooking on Cinco de Moes (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. https://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!

Tuesday April 27th, 2021 - 11:19 am

IM ABLE Foundation

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! 😊

Click this link to pre-order your Taco Kit now: bit.ly/3evUotC

All orders can be picked up at CrossFit Crossing on May 5th between 5:30-6:00PM!Congratulations to IM ABLE Foundation, our Cinco de Moe's honoree!

Through 5:00 pm on May 3rd, hit the link below to purchase your Taco Kit! 🌮
👇👇
bit.ly/3evUotC

The best news? We're donating $5 for every Taco Kit sold to IM ABLE Foundation. 🤗❤️

Valid online only through 5:00 pm on 5/3/2021.
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Thanks to the amazing support of our IM ABLE community, were thrilled to share that we are the Cinco de Moes Honoree!!!! 🌮  We hope youll celebrate Cinco de Mayo AND support the IM ABLE Foundation this year by purchasing a Taco Kit from Moes by Monday, May 3rd at 5PM! For every Taco Kit purchased, IM ABLE will receive $5! 😊  Click this link to pre-order your Taco Kit now: https://bit.ly/3evUotC  All orders can be picked up at CrossFit Crossing on May 5th between 5:30-6:00PM!

Sunday April 25th, 2021 - 7:55 am

IM ABLE Foundation

Thanks to Sports 'N Spokes Magazine who joined us to see the impact that teaming #vets up with our great #IMFITTERS has on all who participate. #operationleadfrothefront #adaptivefitness Penn National Gaming ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks to Sports N Spokes Magazine who joined us to see the impact that teaming #vets up with our great #IMFITTERS has on all who participate. #operationleadfrothefront #adaptivefitness Penn National GamingImage attachment

Tuesday April 20th, 2021 - 4:00 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

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.
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Sunday April 18th, 2021 - 8:25 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

We are honored to be in the finals with these other amazing local organizations!

🗣 Calling our IM ABLE family! Take a minute to comment “B” on the post below by this Wednesday, April 21!!WOW! We asked you to nominate organizations in Wyomissing and you totally blew us away. 👏🤯

We've narrowed the nominations down to a final four. All of these organizations are well deserving, so we need your votes to help us determine our Cinco de Moe's honoree.

Vote by 11:59 pm on April 21st in the comments below 👇👇 because the highest vote-getter will be selected as our honoree!

For CatWorks Adoptable Animals, comment with A.
For IM ABLE Foundation, comment with B.
For Laney's Legacy of Hope, comment with C.
For Mary's Shelter, comment with D.

Let’s see those votes! 👇👇

No purchase necessary. Voting period ends 4/22/2021. Official Rules: woobox.com/bydgfv/rules
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We are honored to be in the finals with these other amazing local organizations!  🗣 Calling our IM ABLE family! Take a minute to comment “B” on the post below by this Wednesday, April 21!!

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Wednesday April 14th, 2021 - 8:00 am

IM ABLE Foundation

If you know Johanna, you know how many lives she's changed already. Jo works with athletes of all abilities and is the kind of person you want in your corner if you have a goal you're looking to meet.

We're constantly inspired by Jo's dedication to her craft and her natural ability to make everyone feel like they CAN.

To learn more about how Jo can help you or someone you love, please email her at jo@imablefoundation.org
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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 ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Very inspiring! Hooray for Jo! But especially.... Hooray for Jo’s clients!😘

Jo, incredible work! You and the foundation can make a difference.

You are amazing Jo!!!! ♥️

So cool Johanna Rice!! Killing it 😇

👍👍💪💪👍👍

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Monday April 12th, 2021 - 10:02 am

IM ABLE Foundation

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 info@imablefoundation.org.
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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, “Im 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 info@imablefoundation.org.Image attachment

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I would also like to commend the 1st overall female runner for presenting her large trophy to Brantlee!

That is amazing what you and the racers did for him

Yeah Brantlee!! Very proud of you!!👍♥️

That is terrific!

Saturday April 10th, 2021 - 2:12 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

Thanks so much to everyone who joined us for our first all abilities community ride — what a great turnout!!

We hope you’ll join us for the next one which is tentatively scheduled for Friday, May 14! More details to come.
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Thanks so much to everyone who joined us for our first all abilities community ride — what a great turnout!!  We hope you’ll join us for the next one which is tentatively scheduled for Friday, May 14! More details to come.

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It was a great ride, see you in May!

This was so much fun! Looking forward to May!

We hope to join you for the next one, by which time we will be fully vaccinated!😃

How do we join the next one?

Looks like it was a blast!!!

Missed this one, planning on the next one for sure.

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Thursday April 8th, 2021 - 2:00 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

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 chris@imablefoundation.org!
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Wednesday April 7th, 2021 - 12:00 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

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!!
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Wednesday March 31st, 2021 - 3:45 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

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

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!! 💪💪💪

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Wow!!!!! Love that Alex!!!!!!! Also I never knew you were an attorney Vicki! Lol

That is very generous! Thank you for your donation. Our athletes love their IM Fit classes!

Phenomenal. Fitness for ALL!

Love ❤️ it

That’s so generous!! Thank you!! My son greatly enjoys these classes!!

Vicki Gallen Schutt

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