I was fortunate to have lived the first part of my life as a normal, able-bodied person. It was in Corpus Christi, Texas, that I was injured in a terrible explosion. People around the United States saw the aftermath of the explosion in the national news coverage that followed for days. Having barely survived the
30 November 2017 Categories:
What a year it’s been! We’ve had ups and downs, and we’ve had wins and disappointments. As humans, we tend to easily take the good for granted, while sinking into anxiety, anger or even depression about the things that didn’t go our way. But there’s a remedy for that. Take a moment to close your
13 October 2017 Categories:
Growing up on a farm in the Midwest, I was raised in a Christian home and was taught the importance of hard work, Integrity and going to church and living a Christian life. And like most other people, I figured that “Family” was a term that described the people in my home and the blood
Every time I speak to a new audience, one of the things I enjoy most about the experience is getting to know the people in attendance. It starts when I to talk to the event planners and organizers before I ever set foot – or in my case, wheels – in the venue. I learn
15 May 2017 Categories:
There’s nothing like having a clear goal. It provides you with something to look forward to when you need a boost. It makes your mind race with anticipation as you plan for its achievement. And it lets you be creative as you look for opportunities to ensure its success. But there’s always a trade-off… to
22 February 2017 Categories:
This is the story of Craig Blanchette, a fellow Olympian and Paralympian who I had the honor of competing alongside as members of Team USA during the 1980s and ‘90s. It is a story of his tremendous courage, perseverance and overcoming adversity throughout his life. Craig was born with a birth defect called Proximal femoral
24 October 2016 Categories:
Outlasting Every Challenge I first met Senator Robert J. Dole when he spoke at my high school graduation in 1974 in Downs, KS. He talked to us about always doing our best – a commitment to being our best – in our studies, in our careers, and in our communities. The takeaway: “Whatever you do
26 May 2016 Categories:
This is the story of Ron Swiercinsky, a Champion athlete from Belleville, KS. I know you will enjoy reading about his journey to becoming a great champion and how “Finding A Champion Within” is possible for anyone out there, though it takes tremendous will and effort to achieve. Read on to learn how you can
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