Earlier this year I started ABLE FOUNDATION, a foundation for disabled athletes like myself. ABLE Foundation was created to help reduce the cost associated with competitive bodybuilding and other athletic events for handicapped individuals. The ultimate goal is to help these individuals re-gain confidence and self-reliance. The main motivation for starting this organization is my own personal experience. I lost my arm in a motorcycle wreck over 12 years ago. I have developed an enormous amount of strength and confidence through competitive bodybuilding. I refused to let this handicap “disable” me or define my life and live life with a "no excuses" mentality.
Now that the word is spreading about ABLE, im getting messages from people in different parts of the world that are being encouraged from what ive been able to accomplish despite having one arm. They may have lost a limb, or know somone who has and they ask me for advice about life and training tips. I cant tell you how humbling it is to me that people are drawing strength from the struggles and hardships I have overcome. I have often said that if just one persons life is changed for the better through my message of hope, then all my pain and struggle was worth it! Its a special feeling knowing what your doing is helping others and when you see the gratitude in their faces that makes it all worth it. I hope I can continue to inspire others to overcome and promote positive change in the lives of those experiencing tough circumstances. If you would like to support this great cause go to www.ablefoundation.net we are sponsoring all of the wheelchair competitors in the 2012 Wheelchair Bodybuilding Championships in New Orleand LA June 23rd. We will also be sponsoring the wheelchair bodybuilders in the Houston Pro in October. I look forward to getting involved in the wounded warriors, para olympics, and special olympics aswell!
"And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same."
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