FUN-draising to impact the lives of wounded heroes and adaptive athletes.. Help me make their Transition Possible!
This new year, I have embarked on an expedition for "4 the Heroes", an event on Jan. 26th put on by Transition Possible. This event is a short workout that is all about teaching the community about inclusion of amputee athletes in workout communities, specifically military personnel. So many times amputee athletes are turned away from crossfit gyms, globo-gyms, and smaller independent owned places because the coaches and trainers there do not know how to adapt to these differences. Many of these being military personnel, it saddens me to know that not only have their lives drastically changed, but now they're being told they can no longer be active, when this is not true. I have set a personal goal to raise a $1000 to donate to the organization Transition Possible. In a nutshell, Transition Possible is about educating and creating knowledgeable coaches and trainers about how to coach, teach, and adapt to amputees. Transition Possible puts on seminars, creates videos and brings in prominent amputees in the crossfit community for specific events to help make aware that amputees can be taught just like any other athlete. That way when a double amputee comes into the gym for a WOD (Workout Of the Day) and squats are involved, the coach knows how to explain and what to expect of the squats from that athlete.
I can say that just yesterday, there were two amputees in my workout. One single leg amputee and one double leg amputee and our coach was amazing in how she helped set them up specifically for dead lifts, rowing and wall ball tosses. Never missed a stride and never slowed down in her overall explanations about the workout, but just fluidly had they're workout area set up with everyone who was there. It's hard to explain in words but witnessing her actions and being able to adapt quickly and to understand exactly what their needs were was impressive. You could tell that she had been taught, understood anatomy and knew adaptions for the exercises involved. She didn't have to stop and wasn't unsure about herself and coaching. She knew just what to expect and change. And this is just one example of one instance, for me, watching inclusions like this happens every day. Watching these guys do the same workouts side by side everyone in the gym is beyond impressive. It's inspiring.
I am asking for your support in raising funds for this important cause! Please consider making a donation of $10, $25, $50 or more to help me reach my FUN-draising goal of $1,000.
WHY TRANSITION POSSIBLE:
Working with high school athletes and changing their lives through injury rehab has really become a passion for me, and Transition Possible does this on a much larger level. As a member of Alamo CrossFit, I have been motivated and inspired to do more than I thought possible. I have had the opportunity to witness first-hand how participation in CrossFit and sport allows both adaptive athletes and able-bodied individuals to push through adversity and realize their potential, especially when supported and encouraged by their peers and community.
Transition Possible is the organization is about educating and creating knowledgeable coaches and trainers about how to coach, teach, and adapt to amputees. Transition Possible puts on seminars, creates videos and brings in prominent amputees in the crossfit community for specific events to help make aware that amputees can be taught just like any other athlete. That way when a double amputee comes into the gym for a WOD (Workout Of the Day) and squats are involved, the coach knows how to explain and what to expect of the squats from that athlete.
They are committed to supporting this unique population to continue to live and achieve post injury through a mission of Awareness, Inclusion, Resources, and Opportunity.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
For more information about what Transition Possible is doing to change the lives of our wounded heroes and adaptive athletes please visit their website at www.transitionpossible.org!