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Aaron Fotheringham

@aaronwheelz

Aaron Fotheringham

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Nitro Circus Performer

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When life gives you a wheelchair, find a skatepark.

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Admiral Kyle Cozad

Admiral Kyle Cozad

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Rear Admiral of the United States Navy

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Rear Admiral Cozad’s life changed in March 2018 when he fell and injured his spinal cord. Despite surgery to correct the injury, he lost all feeling below his waist and was told he would be a paraplegic for life.

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Amberley Snyder

@amberleysnyder

Amberley Snyder

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Horse Barrell Racer

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Motivational Speaker, Barrel Racer, Author, Actor, Stunt Double

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Andy Blood

Andy Blood

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Trick Truck Desert Racer/Machinist

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UNLIMITED TRICK TRUCK. PARAPLEGIC DESERT DRIVER

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Andy Hensel

@andymaddoghensel

Andy Hensel

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Freestyle Motorcross Competitor

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FMX rider who suffered a spinal cord injury June 29th, 2012. Returned to the bike to make history to be the first paraplegic to back flip to dirt..3 times!

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Anita Kendrick

A different approach to farming (Bulletproof: Anita)

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Shepherd and Farmer

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At the age of 18, shepherd Anita Kendrick had a life changing accident on a quad bike which resulted in her becoming paraplegic. Eager to get back on the farm, Anita pushed herself through recovery to return to her job on a sheep and beef station in the King Country.

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Bob Ness

Sliding Board Productions

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Full Service Video Producer

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From concept to finished video, Sliding Board will take you smoothly through the production process. We'll help you tell stories that are clear, concise and polished — and that deliver key messages with impact.

Bret Neylon

Bret Neylon

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Track Coach

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Bret Neylon is in his 19th year of coaching, the past 17 at Brownsburg High School in Indiana. Coach has the distinction of being the fastest coach on power wheels... a power wheelchair that is. Due to a 2006 bicycle racing accident, Coach has been leading the Bulldog cross-country program as a quadriplegic.

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Chris Robertson

Robinson Restoration

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Automobile Repair and Restoration.

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If you're looking for classic car restoration or collision repair work, look no further.

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Clay Egan

@clayeganracing

Clay Egan Racing

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Professional Rock Crawler

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The first quadriplegic to compete professionally in the extreme sport of Rockcrawling. Clay has qualified and competed in 4 Supercrawl World Championships, raced and finished the legendary King of The Hammers off-road race.

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Cory Hahn

Cory Hahn

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Professional Baseball Scout

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Scout for the Arizona Diamondbacks

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Dorine Bourneton

@dorinebourneton

Dorine Bourneton

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Aerobatic Pilot

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World's first female disabled aerobatic pilot

Doug Barker

Doug Barker

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Farmer

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Doug Barker is a farmer and quadriplegic who has designed a tractor that he can operate while seated inside it in his wheelchair.

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Ed Burroughs

Ed Burroughs

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Comedian

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Producer, Promoter, Performer, Comedian

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Garrett Jason Greer

@garrettjgreer

Garrett Jason Greer

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Professional Poker Player

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Professional poker player with millions in career winnings.

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Geoff Krill

Eastern Adaptive Sports

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Ski Instructor

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Eastern Adaptive Sports (EAS) is a community where people can come to find fellowship, education, and life enhancement through sport.

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Giesbert Nijhuis

Laesie Works

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Inventor

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Hi, my name is Giesbert Nijhuis and welcome to my head-designed website, which is a hub to a wide variety of themes that I am or have been busy with -while being almost completely paralyzed.

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Henry Poling

Henry Poling

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Rancher

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Wyoming Rancher.

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Ian Burkhart

@ianburkhartfoundation

Ian Burkhart

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High School Lacrosse Coach

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Dublin Jerome High School Boys Lacrosse coach.

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Jerry Diaz

@adapt_conquer_live

Jerry Diaz

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Welding Instructor

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Welding Instructor at Florida Technical College Kissimmee.

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Jessica Kruger

@thestubbornbaker

The Stubborn Baker

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Cupcake Baker

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Sweeten the occasion with a custom cake or cupcake set. Have an event coming up that you’re looking to take to the next level?

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Julia Sikut

@juliarosebrides

Julia Rose Brides

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Makeup Artist

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Welcome! Im Julia Sikut, owner and founder of Julia Rose Brides. I am an on site Makeup Artist and Licensed Esthetician with an affinity for all things glowing.

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Karen Trolan

@karentrolan

Karen Trolan

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Real Estate Agent

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Author Karen Trolan was 51, piloting a plane out of Truckee, CA, and she crashed with 3 passengers. Everyone survived, but it left Karen in a wheelchair.

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Kyle Walsh

Coach Kyle Walsh

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High School Football Coach

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Offensive line coach for the College Station High School Cougars in Texas,

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Leo Sammarelli

@sammarelli

Leo Sammarelli

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Boxing Instructor

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Our mission is to bring light to the adaptive community. We are working to bring adaptive boxing here to the West coast and connect adaptive boxers from all over the world.

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Mary-Jo Fetterly

Trinity Yoga

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Yoga Instructor

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Hello and welcome! Here I share my experience with Yoga as a student and Yoga Teacher/Therapist; along with Coaching ideas and tools from Personal Health Coaching.

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Michael Glen

@rollingpilot

Michael Glen

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Hot Air Balloon Pilot

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I roll in a wheelchair and I fly balloons, now you understand the name. I am currently the only pilot of hot air balloons in a wheelchair in the world.

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Mike Rhodes

Motorcycle Mechanic

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Motorcycle Mechanic

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I've been modifying bikes for disabled riders since my accident in 2005 left me paralyzed. I never lost my love for riding and was determined to start riding again. I've been involved in motocross racing since I was a kid and repairing both motocross, street bikes, and off road atv's just as long.

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Nathalie McGloin

Spinal Track

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Race Car Driver

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Spinal Track is a charity dedicated to giving FREE Track Days and Rally Experiences to disabled drivers, with adapted cars developed by racers who understand the wants and needs of disabled car enthusiasts.

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Quincey Carr

Quincey Carr

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Flight Instructor

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Flight instructor at Squadron 2 Flying Club

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Rocky Stoutenburgh

@rockynohands

RockyNoHands

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Competition Video Gamer

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Professional gamer. C3 quadriplegic.

Russ Hawkins

Del Logging

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Logger

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Del Logging, Inc. is located in Bieber, CA, United States and is part of the Timber Operations Industry. Del Logging, Inc. has 42 total employees across all of its locations and generates $2.99 million in sales (USD).

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Silke Pan

@silke.pan

Silke Pan

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Circus Performer

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Certified Ballon Artist. Athlete - Para- cycling Handbike, Para-Triathlon. Circus artist

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Stephanie Arrache

Law Office of Stephanie M. Arrache

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Criminal Defense Attorney

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The Law Office of Stephanie M. Arrache handles criminal defense and juvenile defense.

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Tresa Honaker

@airaligned

Air Aligned Aerial Dance Group

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Artistic Director for Aerial Dance Group

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AirAligned was founded in 2002 We are an Aerial Arts Performance Group & Aerial Arts Academy. Our teachers are professional performers/educators in dance, martial arts, gymnastics, fitness and aerial arts.

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Uliana Pcholkina

@upcholkina

TV Presenter

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TV Host/Presenter

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TV Host/Presenter. Well known activist and motivational speaker.

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Ulla Kulju

@kuljuracing

Ulla Kulju Racing

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Motorcycle Racer

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Disabled motorcycle racer from Finland, mother of two and a mechanical designer working at Etteplan.