He recently took part in the Captain Hiram’s Sprint Triathlon on Sunday, November 12th. This event was down in Florida and he had a blast! He did this with his cousin and it was a perfect combination of family time and getting active.
However, he would not have been able to do this if it was not for the IM ABLE Foundation 🙌 We are happy to report that he just completed this sprint triathlon and used a trike purchased with the IM ABLE grant to make this happen.
His son said, “This bike has been huge in his rehab and has allowed him to gain independence. We are so grateful to the IM ABLE Foundation for making this happen! God bless! While his physical abilities are progressing with his hard work and the new bike, his verbal abilities are still coming back to him, so a quote from him is tough – but he is so so grateful 🙂”
Ryan was born with spina bifida and received an equipment grant for a bike from IM ABLE when he was five years old!
He met Ryan Neiswender (on the left) through IM ABLE. The older Ryan is from Lebanon and won the Paralympic Gold Medal in wheelchair basketball in 2020 🏀 He’s mentored young Ryan who now travels to Baltimore every weekend to play in a wheelchair basketball league!
Ryan Noyes has grown up his entire life with the IM ABLE community supporting him, encouraging him, and showing him what’s possible with the right attitude, and the right equipment. IT SHOWS!!! He sees obstacles as things that he can overcome 💪
Ryan is now old enough to be mentoring young Stella who was also born with spina bifida.
“These kids, and 400 like them, plus hundreds of other past equipment grant recipients, their parents and siblings, Duathlon and Triathlon participants, and people of all abilities, have IM ABLE to thank for creating a world where they are welcomed, accepted, encouraged, and celebrated. They are included, and they have friends who respect them for what they can do rather than make fun of them for what they can’t. They’re growing in strength, ability, and confidence! 🥲👏”
Gregory was previously working to defend this nation as a contractor with the Department of Homeland Security in the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction – Mobile Detection Deployment Unit. He loved his job and the impact he was able to have.
My father suffered a stroke in March of 2022...Can you please help my father with a grant for a recumbent bike to aid in his rehabilitation?
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