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. ... See MoreSee Less
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 ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Hooray for Jo!
Hooray for Jo’s clients!😘
Jo, incredible work! You and the foundation can make a difference.
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 email@example.com. ... See MoreSee Less
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 firstname.lastname@example.org! ... See MoreSee Less
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!! ... 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!! 💪💪💪 ... See MoreSee Less
BASE is offering our team members 25% off of their retail pricing for these custom pieces until Monday, April 5. Please enter: IMABLE25 at checkout. Starting April 5 through April 12, the discount lowers to 10% using IMABLE10, so don’t wait!
A few things to note: 1. These pieces will not deliver to you until June - they are not in stock, they are custom made to order 2. The sizing is true to size - meaning, if you wear a medium T Shirt, you will order a medium cycle top or tri top 3. Each item in the store has an accompanying size chart Since these are custom BASE is not able to exchange sizes or returns 4. Please email: email@example.com if you have additional questions 5. Please do NOT order any BASE Nutrition products or anything besides IM ABLE kits in THIS order BASE will email you AFTER the store closes and send you a one time 50% off coupon to order your nutrition
The store will CLOSE on April 12, so please do not miss the deadline. ... See MoreSee Less
Welcome to the IM ABLE store with BASE Performance. These items are all PRE ORDER and will ship to you around Mid June. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. All sizing is "true to size"...
In honor of World Down Syndrome Day on Feb 21st you have to watch this amazing story about trying harder to disprove what others think you're able to do. Chris Nikic you and your father set such an amazing example for parents and children with down syndrome of what is possible, THANK YOU! ... See MoreSee Less
We are blown away by what was achieved tonight! More than $53,000 raised for the IM ABLE Foundation!!!
We wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for making the Virtual BASH a huge success! Even though it was very different from years past, we hope that we were able to provide you with a glimpse into all that we've been able to do in the last year, despite the unpredictable circumstances. And we could not have done any of this without your support, so THANK YOU from the bottom of hearts, IM ABLE Family! ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
I hope this note finds everyone great!! I wanted to let you know of an upcoming event that I’d love for you to attend! The BASH, which has been held every year for the past 8 years in-person, is now going virtual for the first time on Saturday, March 20, from 6pm-7:30pm EST. #Registration is completely #FREE, and you can do so HERE bit.ly/VirtualBASH2021.
During the 1.5 hours, you’ll get a chance to see the incredibly #inspiring stories of some of the individuals’ who we’ve helped in the past year, as well as enjoy some live music from Jefe Ebbert of BlueLabel Band
Want to take your support of the IM ABLE Foundation a step further? If you’d like to host a #WatchParty for the BASH (ie. Invite a couple of friends/family over to your house!), and pledge to support IM ABLE at one of the levels below, we’ll provide you with the supplies to start a good party!
We want to support our local economy and especially those #smallbusinesses that have been here for us in the past. We will deliver to you a gift card to a participating restaurant near your house, beer from a local brewery, wine from a local vineyard, and dessert from a local bakery.
Bronze ($500): One case of beer from a local brewery Three bottles wine $75 gift card to a participating local restaurant of your choice to use to cater your event Bronze-level sponsor recognition at BASH event
Silver ($1,000): One case of beer from a local brewery Six bottles wine $100 gift card to a participating local restaurant of your choice to use to cater your event Silver-level sponsor recognition at BASH event
Gold ($2,500): One case of beer from a local brewery One case of Manatawny Creek wine $150 gift card to a participating local restaurant of your choice to use to cater your event Gold-level sponsor recognition at BASH event
Platinum ($5,000): Two cases of beer from a local brewery One case of Manatawny Creek wine Your choice of a bottle of liquor $250 gift card to a participating local restaurant of your choice to use to cater your event Platinum-level sponsor recognition at BASH event
Interested in learning more about hosting a Watch Party for the BASH? Please reach out directly to me email@example.com or let me know if there’s any other questions I can answer for you. ... See MoreSee Less
@mobileWOMEN join their voices together to celebrate International Women's Day honoring Women's History Month! Women's voice matter, and the voices of women with disabilities are ready to be heard, too!
The 7th Annual Bash has been improvised but it WILL happen March 20th 6-7:30 pm! We're excited to continue redefining possible and sharing with all who have supported us over the past year the impact we've continued to make despite the unfortunate circumstances experienced by so many.
Always trying to see the positive, we've been able to connect with some amazing new friends like Hamilton Newton VO, who will be our MC, as well as a very familiar face, our man Jeff Ebbert, who will both be joining us to make another great night happen. We look forward to you joining us for the 2021 IM ABLE BashI!!
At the IM ABLE Foundation, we’re all about removing obstacles. If the cost of the Virtual Conference on 2/27 is the only thing preventing you from registering, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have four sponsored tickets available thanks to the generosity of our friends at Berks Elite Training! ... See MoreSee Less
To close out IM ABLE's first Virtual Conference, you'll have the chance to attend an awesome workshop titled: The Next Step in NeuroRehabilitation: The Ekso NR as a Tool for Rehabilitation from Post-Acute Care and Beyond.
Presenters: Allison Jakavick, DPT and Ekso Clinical Specialist Reading Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation Services and Ekso Certified Advanced Clinician, with patients Margaret McIntosh: Paralympic Equestrian and James Seifrit, former cross country running and avid cat lover.
In this workshop, Dr. Jakavick will review aspects of the Esko device and its use in the recovery process. This will include patient testimonials and a Q&A panel at the end to review the experience with, and benefits from, utilizing Ekso during the rehab process and after discharge from traditional physical therapy.
The second afternoon workshop, Adapting Workouts for Athletes of All Abilities, will be presented by: Johanna Rice, IM ABLE Foundation’s Adaptive Fitness Certified Trainer and Masters Level Occupational Therapy Student, with adaptive athletes Jaclyn Nagle and Avelino Rochino.
IM ABLE’s “no excuses, just move” mantra is linked to accessing movement and exercise goals regardless of ability level. Learn how the use of modification and adaptation in exercise can help individuals with disabilities reach their full athletic potential and lead to healthier lifestyles.
The first afternoon workshop of our Virtual Conference titled Redefining Possible: Thriving Beyond a Life-Changing Event, will feature a fantastic panel of presenters who share their very personal experiences.
Presenters: Panel of adaptive athletes led by Dean Smith, Executive MBA Faculty, Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan: Beth Kase, Cody Wills, Kirstie Ennis, Brian Owens, Johnisha Wright, and Devann Murphy
Each of the panelists had a life-changing event. Beth became a quadruple amputee at 50, Cody was paralyzed in a motocross accident in his teens, Kirstie lost her leg in a helicopter crash while serving as a US Marine, Brian was paralyzed when he was shot in the chest, Johnisha was also paralyzed when she was shot in the chest and has since had to have a leg amputated, and Devann had cancer at 11 years old. All of them have refused to let that event define who they are and what they can accomplish. Hear stories of triumph over challenge and learn about the unique mindset they have that drives them to accomplish their goals.
Kicking off the afternoon session of the Bouncing Forward Virtual Conference, is none other than our very own Chris Kaag! His keynote session titled Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome: Redefining Resilience and Inspiring a More Motivated Community, is sure to leave you feeling inspired!
From Chris: "We all have bumps along the way. Don’t let them be your crutch; make them your stepping stones. I was a 21-year-old US Marine diagnosed with adrenomyeloneuropathy, a degenerative nerve disorder. Facing challenging times and obstacles, I have turned it into something positive and fulfilling. As we face the challenges of today, I will share my motto of Improvise, figuring out a different way to do things, Adapt, implement that change into your daily life, and Overcome, moving on with your life with no excuses."
And last but not certainly not least! We close out the morning session of the Virtual Conference with a workshop titled: How to Improve Emotional Regulation and Increase Attention with Yoga led by Dr. Elizabeth Bentz, Department Chair – Occupational Therapy, Alvernia University
This session will focus on the following:
- Awareness – Getting grounded, understanding where the body is in space - Breathe – Using good breathing techniques to initiate the parasympathetic nervous system - Movement – Proper body mechanics for stretching and sensory regulation - Attention – Focusing on positive energy - Restore – Maintain a relaxed body throughout the day