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The Sting of An Unreasonable No

“I’m convinced you can’t really be an advocate until you have personally felt the sting of an unreasonable no, the rejection of a perfectly rational argument with a dismissive ’So what,’ and have learned first-hand that the issue is power - power someone has that you...

Disability Inclusion at Specialized Bicycle Components: What can I do?

Taking a stand on disability inclusion doesn’t have to be a daunting task. In many cases, it can begin with asking the simple question: “What can I do?” This four-part series is dedicated to a great friend and leader who asked himself that very question and created a ripple effect at his company, Specialized Bicycle Components.

“1500 Miles” Honored By Two Leading Film Festivals

“1500 MILES:” ULTRATRIATHLON DOCUMENTARY SHORT CELEBRATES AMPUTEE ATHLETIC TRIUMPH   Film Honored by Sonoma International Film Festival and Receives Best Documentary Award at Taos Shortz Film FestivalFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- A film chronicling the accomplishments...

Introducing 1500 Miles, the documentary

Nicole faces challenges that any able-bodied athlete would; fatigue, pain, even fear, but she also has unique issues that make it even more incredible for her to attempt this massive endeavor. The story is bigger than just the journey. It’s about Nicole pushing...

What Martin Luther King Jr. taught me

In January, I had the great honor to speak on a panel called "Advocacy in Action" at the University of Michigan. I was invited back to Ann Arbor as part of a week-long celebration honoring the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The theme was "The Fierce...

In 2017, you helped me re-write my story

January 1, 2018 Dear family and friends, I read a quote recently which struck a cord: "There are the stories that you're born into versus the stories that you choose to live." Forrest Stump and our 1,500 mile odyssey down the coast was a story I never imagined I'd be...

Am I disabled or too-abled?

In the 16 years I’ve been an amputee, hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent advancing prosthetic limb technology. I’ve seen articles published left and right saying: “The Insane and Exciting Future of the Bionic Body,” (Smithsonian) or, “An Amputee Sprinter:...

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