IMPACT – Patrick & Jim Sweeney


“In high school, I played soccer and competed briefly as an amateur player, but it hasn’t always been that way,” explained Patrick. “I started having seizures around four or five.  This made my childhood difficult.” “He was very active in many sports,” Patrick’s dad, Jim, recalled, “soccer, little league baseball, track, wrestling and swimming. His … Continue reading IMPACT – Patrick & Jim Sweeney

Penn National Donation Gives Boost to IM ABLE Program


(Story by WFMZ-TV 69 News) A new program launched by the IM ABLE Foundation is getting off to a strong start, thanks in part to a donation from Penn National Gaming. The Wyomissing-based company has donated $15,000 to IM ABLE’s “Operation Lead from the Front” initiative. The program matches veteran mentors with children with disabilities. … Continue reading Penn National Donation Gives Boost to IM ABLE Program

IM ABLE Foundation Gives Adaptive Bike to Amputee


(Story by WFMZ-TV 69 News) It’s said that you never forget how to ride a bike. Steven Krietz of Wernersville didn’t forget. He was no longer able to, after an accident at Blue Marsh Lake in 2003 changed everything. “I went fishing. It was just supposed to be a normal night fishing,” Krietz recalled. “Being … Continue reading IM ABLE Foundation Gives Adaptive Bike to Amputee

RHS Gets Equipment Donation for Special Education Students


(Story by WFMZ-TV 69 News) Reading High School’s special education team is partnering with a local foundation to help students stay active. For Chris Kaag, the founder of the IM ABLE Foundation, his mission to promote activity in kids of all abilities is his driving force. “There’s lots of kids who are very sedentary and … Continue reading RHS Gets Equipment Donation for Special Education Students

IMPACT – Tony and Sandy Petro


Physical fitness. Two very simple words and yet they encompass so much meaning related to an individual’s life and well-being.  IM ABLE’s Inclusive Fitness Personal Training started as a small initiative to help individuals with disabilities achieve their personal fitness goals as well as to help them lead a happier, more active life. Whether they … Continue reading IMPACT – Tony and Sandy Petro

IMPACT – Jennie Lillis


**Jennie has been participating in IM ABLE Foundation’s adaptive fitness program since autumn, 2018. She reluctantly agreed to share her story. What follows is her unedited, uninterrupted response to one question: “What brought you to IM ABLE?”  Warning: this story contains graphic content that some may find disturbing.  I had a stroke on March 10th, … Continue reading IMPACT – Jennie Lillis