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Wednesday September 2nd, 2020 - 7:00 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, he’ll be in shape to ride it.

Through this experience, Norb saw proof that his life didn’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 💗💕 Thanks for everything you do!!

Nice job, Brians!

Changing lives❤️

This is awesome!!

Now you made me cry!! Amazing work!!

Awesome!

😘😘😘👏🙏

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Thursday August 27th, 2020 - 9:50 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 🇺🇸 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 🇺🇸 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 🙏 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 was honored to talk with him at the bash.What an incredible guy.RIP Tony

I’m so sorry to hear this...Tony was such a ray of sunshine and an inspirational spirit❤️

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.

May his memory continue in the work you do Siempre Fi

RIP brother

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.

😥🙏RIP

So so sorry to hear this--much love to Sandy and the family ❤️

🙏🙏🙏

My condolences to his family and friends

RIP Marine.

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Friday August 21st, 2020 - 8:39 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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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!!💗

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

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

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

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! ❤️

It’s also his birthday today!! Cheers, Brian!!

Happy Anniversary, Brian!

Congratulations! Thank you for all you do for our athletes!❤️🎉💪

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

Brian - Congratulations! Happy birthday!

Happy B-Day Brian! 🍻🎂

You are doing great work Brian. Keep being great!

Happy birthday dj 🎈🎉🎁🎊🎂 Brian Sutherland

Thank you

Happy anniversary and happy birthday!!!🧁🍺🌮

Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday!

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Monday August 10th, 2020 - 10:38 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.

📸 Katie Kaag
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Wednesday July 29th, 2020 - 6:00 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 we’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 Kaag👏👏

Wonderful film and incredible people. Inspirational!

Great video! Very inspiring.

So beautiful

Tuesday July 28th, 2020 - 6:54 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 we’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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Thank you to everyone who tuned in to watch the premiere and to everyone who has supported us to make all those amazing things possible! No excuses! Just move 🙂

Wednesday July 15th, 2020 - 7:02 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 - 3:14 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 👏

Monday June 29th, 2020 - 2:34 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 - 3:16 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

Cody Wills was paralyzed in a pro/am motocross accident but didn’t let that end his love for racing. He’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 Brian’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 it’s going to take to get him to the next level. That’s what it’s all about! #COMMUNITYredefiningwhatispossible #bettertogether Cody Wills Kevin Moore ... See MoreSee Less

Cody Wills was paralyzed in a pro/am motocross accident but didn’t let that end his love for racing. He’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 Brian’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 it’s going to take to get him to the next level. That’s what it’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 - 7:40 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.💛💛💛

I love this SO much!!!!

Awesome 👏👏👏👏👏👏😘😘😘

🖤🖤🖤🖤

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

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Saturday June 13th, 2020 - 3:10 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

Saturday June 13th, 2020 - 10:30 am

IM ABLE Foundation

Our friends over at Easterseals Eastern PA are holding their camps online using video conferencing to protect the health and safety of their camp community. Join fellow campers for crafts, music, art, fitness programs, science activities, virtual field trips, dress up days and special guests. For individuals with disabilities age 8-adult. Waiver funding accepted. Scholarships available. Visit bit.do/CampLily for more information and to register. ... See MoreSee Less

Our friends over at Easterseals Eastern PA are holding their camps online using video conferencing to protect the health and safety of their camp community. Join fellow campers for crafts, music, art, fitness programs, science activities, virtual field trips, dress up days and special guests. For individuals with disabilities age 8-adult. Waiver funding accepted. Scholarships available. Visit http://bit.do/CampLily for more information and to register.

Friday June 12th, 2020 - 11:00 am

IM ABLE Foundation

Sick of the usual? Elevate your next take-out meal with something unique, healthy and different! Find Island Noodles TODAY at Corps Fitness / CrossFit Berks from Noon to 7PM with their award-winning wok fired soba noodles. 15% today’s proceeds will be donated to the IM ABLE Foundation. Mahalo!
#islandnoodles #takeout #vegan #vegetarian #popup #noodles #yum #delish #berkscounty #berkscountypa #VisitPAAmericana #crossfit #happyFRIDAY
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Sick of the usual? Elevate your next take-out meal with something unique, healthy and different! Find Island Noodles TODAY at Corps Fitness / CrossFit Berks  from Noon to 7PM with their award-winning wok fired soba noodles. 15% today’s proceeds will be donated to the IM ABLE Foundation. Mahalo! 
#islandnoodles #takeout #vegan #vegetarian #popup #noodles #yum #delish #berkscounty #berkscountypa #VisitPAAmericana #crossfit #happyFRIDAY

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Working on my second one! Delicious!Thanks IM ABLE and Island Noodles!

These were amazing, I wish we would’ve gotten a few extras!

I can attest that it tasted incredible!

Delicious!!

Omgggg so sad I missed this!!! Looks amazing!

That was delicious ! 😍

Cannot wait to get there after work!!! Drooling already!

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Thursday June 11th, 2020 - 6:38 am

IM ABLE Foundation

We are incredibly humbled. The last few months have been a rollercoaster. We’ve kept busy by giving out over 100 pieces of adaptive equipment and there have been over 100 of you who have made donations to the Foundation.

Orthopaedic Associates of Reading, Ltd. (OAR) have been sponsors for the IM FIT adaptive group fitness classes for kids with challenges as well as our races. They just hooked us up with three Garmin Vivo Fit 3 watches and we’re going to be giving them right back out to three of you. Anyone who has made a donation to the Foundation since the shutdown is entered into the drawing. When the wheels fell off, you thought about how you could help and we’re going to say thank you in the only way we know how: to give out some equipment that’ll help you keep moving.

Orthopaedic Associates of Reading, Ltd. is a proud sponsor of IM ABLE Foundation,” said Dr. Christopher Mancuso, partner at OAR. “We are honored to be able to partner with them for community events as well as youth programs.”
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We are incredibly humbled. The last few months have been a rollercoaster. We’ve kept busy by giving out over 100 pieces of adaptive equipment and there have been over 100 of you who have made donations to the Foundation. 

Orthopaedic Associates of Reading, Ltd. (OAR) have been sponsors for the IM FIT adaptive group fitness classes for kids with challenges as well as our races.  They just hooked us up with three Garmin Vivo Fit 3 watches and we’re going to be giving them right back out to three of you. Anyone who has made a donation to the Foundation since the shutdown is entered into the drawing. When the wheels fell off, you thought about how you could help and we’re going to say thank you in the only way we know how: to give out some equipment that’ll help you keep moving. 

“Orthopaedic Associates of Reading, Ltd. is a proud sponsor of IM ABLE Foundation,” said Dr. Christopher Mancuso, partner at OAR. “We are honored to be able to partner with them for community events as well as youth programs.”Image attachment

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Are you aware of the racist social media posts from Dr. Leonard D’Addessi, of Orthopaedic Associates of Reading? This is inconsistent with your post on June 9th. Please look into the actions of OAR and join others who are standing up for justice to hold them accountable.

Wednesday June 10th, 2020 - 8:37 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

BIG thanks to our friend Cj Ortega who helped do some lifting 💪 to deliver another #krankcycle so our guy Eric can get some indoor cycling! #adaptiveathletes #keepmoving ... See MoreSee Less

BIG thanks to our friend Cj Ortega who helped do some lifting 💪 to deliver another #krankcycle so our guy Eric can get some indoor cycling! #adaptiveathletes #keepmovingImage attachment

Wednesday June 10th, 2020 - 12:17 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

"These protests feel different. We want to go and have our voices heard. I want to go but I can’t go because there’s always one person who sets it off. If I could walk, it’d be different. I could run away. It’s frustrating but there’s no way I can put my life on the line. This is a big moment in history. Everybody is seeing it. I appreciate the IM ABLE Foundation’s post yesterday and all that you do because it doesn’t matter to you whether you’re white, black, have cerebral palsy, whatever. You just help." – Johnisha Wright, IM ABLE equipment grant recipient, volunteer, and mentor ... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday June 9th, 2020 - 2:12 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

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Monday June 8th, 2020 - 8:47 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

Join Island Noodles at another pop-up event, this time at the Corps Fitness / CrossFit Berks gym in Wyomissing, PA on Friday, 6/12 from Noon-7PM. They're humbled by the support of their loyal fans, and for that, they're donating 15% of this event's proceeds to help adaptive athletes keep moving. Mahalo! #noodlesforgood
#IslandNoodles #takeout #vegan #vegetarian #popup #noodles #yum #delish #berkscounty #berkscountypa #visitpaamericana #crossfit
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Saturday June 6th, 2020 - 12:00 pm

IM ABLE Foundation

Our friends Island Noodles are headed to Corps Fitness / CrossFit Berks in Wyomissing, PA for a pop-up event on Friday, 6/12 from Noon-7pm. Come on out and experience their award-winning wok fired soba noodles. 15% of proceeds will be donated to the IM ABLE Foundation!
#IslandNoodles #takeout #vegan #vegetarian #popup #noodles #yum #delish #berkscounty #berkscountypa #visitpaamericana #crossfit
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Our friends Island Noodles are headed to Corps Fitness / CrossFit Berks in Wyomissing, PA for a pop-up event on Friday, 6/12 from Noon-7pm. Come on out and experience their award-winning wok fired soba noodles. 15% of proceeds will be donated to the IM ABLE Foundation!
#islandnoodles #takeout #vegan #vegetarian #popup #noodles #yum #delish #berkscounty #berkscountypa #VisitPAAmericana #crossfit
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