June 26, 2011

“Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose”

On June 26, 2011 IM ABLE along with a group of great friends and supporters helped to present our newest grant recipient Mike King his own One-Off mountain handcycle. To help him realize what was possible with this rig, we took him to the Pinnacle in Hamburg, PA that Chris Kaag hiked for the first time last year, and the result was the same. True joy to where he could go despite his disability. This hike is an 8 mile round trip and comprises some steep and rocky terrain. With the help of our friends we were able to traverse the last 50 yards over a boulder field to reach the summit in less than 2 hours!!

This group was made up of all ages and all showed their determination showing the true spirit of IM ABLE. For someone who have a life changing disability or one who lives with a challenge, this day will hopefully showcase the rewards of adapting an active lifestyle and can-do spirit. Whether you can walk or use adaptive equipment to overcome using your arms, IM ABLE wants to show anything is possible and we hope we can share that simple joy of getting out and MOVING to realize what IS possible!

Take a look at the Gallery for other pictures from this memorable day!!

  • mfg June 27, 2011 Reply

    I love this group, you truly are an amazing bunch of wonderful people! So sad to have missed it!

  • Mike L June 27, 2011 Reply

    Way to go Chris and Mike King. Very inspired by both of you guys. A truly memorable day.

  • Jen G June 27, 2011 Reply

    I felt honored to be there! Thanks for a great day and great hike. I was truly inspired!!

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