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Living Adaptive is the podcasting home of the adaptive community. Keep current with adaptive happenings and listen to guests that include individuals that adapt to notable adversity and thrive, supporting organizations, and personalities that are making impacts within the adaptive world. You can adapt no matter the challenge.
 
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Don't miss this episode! We talk inclusion in the outdoors, a healthier approach towards growing your own social media platforms, Osprey Packs work towards supporting the disability community, and more with Kami York-Feirn. Kami York-Feirn is a Social Media Manager in the outdoors industry at Osprey Packs. She's viewed as an expert in social media.…
 
On August 5, 2012, Robin and Nate learned that their son Elisha was hit by a car riding his bike. Their lives would forever be changed. Today, hear the perspectives of these caregivers and learn about how they’re changing the world, for the better, with the use of social media. Many people have watched the journey of the Foutz family. Robin and Nat…
 
Hear from an individual that is finding rapid success vlogging/creating content based on disability awareness and lifestyle. Cristie Grey is an amputee, wife, mother, and disability advocate. In Cristie Grey’s words, I am a hand amputeeOG who is a survivor of a traumatic boating incident in 2001 with many setbacks, but I have moved forward and I am…
 
Kimber Cross is an elite climber born with a missing hand. For every climb, Kimber Cross is conquering what is deemed ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE. Kimber Cross will take you on a journey to the Northwest mountains and provides you with glimpses into how she adapts and makes the almost impossible…very much possible. The terrain Kimber climbs is dangerous, col…
 
I got 30 minutes with the Zappos Adaptive A Team! We heard your questions and Zappos answers them NOW. Hit the link below, subscribe and share. So you want to be a Zappos model? Why did Zappos invest into the adaptive community? Do you have any idea the work involved for Zappos to start this adaptive division? How does a small team from Zappos work…
 
Will YOU change the world even when the odds are against you? Will you lead the fight against big insurance companies and a powerful lobby on Capitol Hill? Welcome to the next generation of those fighting for the underserved. Nicole Ver Kuilen, the founder of Forrest Stump​, is doing exactly that, she's changing the world. She's fighting for the ri…
 
This Range of Motion Project (ROMP) team is changing the world. They’re scrappy and they’re bringing health care equality, specifically mobility to patients in the Americas (based in Ecuador and Colorado). At the same time, this team summits extreme altitudes with adaptive athletes. This is an example of how to better the world. We’re joined by ROM…
 
Comedian Ryan Niemiller jumps on and brings his energy and comedy to show #clubnubb. Ryan Niemiller is a comic, he's the best in the game, The Cripple Threat of Comedy, constantly booked, and he’s really well know for crushing it on America's Got Talent (3rd place of Season 14). More about Ryan Niemiller Despite being born with a disability in both…
 
Amputee on reality TV (survivor)? How does one handle this spotlight? What does it take to succeed in the spotlight, set records running extreme races on a prosthetic leg, and at the same time become a medical doctor? Find out now as Kelly Bruno checks in. Kelly Bruno is the peak of the adaptive world. She doesn’t need attention, she shares because…
 
https://youtu.be/4JLKuQBUsA0 Today’s show is adaptive athlete Steven Walker’s story and the topic for this week is inclusivity and unity within the disability community. Steven and I are friends and I messaged Steven after he made a profound post about unity and asked if he wanted to come on and talk about it... Steven Walker is an athlete with Erb…
 
https://youtu.be/3FAGrjt0Xe0 Katherine Beattie is a TV Writer (NCIS: NOLA) with a Disability Today’s show is about a person with a disability that made a place for herself in Entertainment despite road blocks. Yes, Katherine Beattie has a disability, Cerebral Palsy, and she explains that if she can make it in Hollywood/entertainment then so can you…
 
Watch this and learn how we leverage our disabilities to work for us. We hit three specific areas: (1) Reframe, (2) Leverage, and (3) Rewards of Leveraging. Don’t miss this especially if you view your disability as a negative phenomenon that sometimes holds you back. Cohost for this episode is Jacob Pacheco Jacob Pacheco was born with Cerebral Pals…
 
How do we unite the adaptive community? Are you breaking down due to obstacles or finding opportunities in these obstacles? Do you let circumstances such as injuries, Covid forced isolation, etc. define who we are? When things go bad, how do we pick ourselves up and leverage the bad to build good? Joe Delagrave talks about this and more. About Joe …
 
For-profit business on Living Adaptive? Yep! This is a rare episode for the Living Adaptive because we bring on a for-profit business owner focused on creating products for the adaptive world. Living Adaptive doesn’t receive any financial gain from Access Trax. We picked Kelly Twichel an Occupational Therapist and cofounder and CEO of Access Trax b…
 
Karah Behrend is a professional Rally Driver, content creator, inventor of adaptive equipment, keynote speaker, WC Rugby and Warrior Games athlete, and retired USAF Senior Airman. As a professional Rally Driver Karah Behrend recently placed 2nd in the Rebellerally which is the first women's off-road auto navigation rally raid in the United States. …
 
Hanging with blind comic, surfing champion, professional adventurer, and martial artist Joshua Loya. Hear what it’s like to be a blind champion surfer, comedian, bjj practitioner, and adventurer. Joshua Loya brings interesting perspectives regarding ways to enjoy and hit them goals. He’s a super funny person and but he definitely gets real in this …
 
Right now we have so many uncertainties, a climate of isolation, fears of illness, and similar unsettling phenomena. Jill Englund brings us a really import message of making the best of any difficult situations you encounter. Jill Englund runs her platform BEST OF CANCER She's an osteosarcoma survivor, pediatric cancer fighter, public speaker, ampu…
 
Adaptive helping the adaptive! Would you donate your organ? What’s stopping you from donating a piece of your body to another person? This is an amazing story that deserves more attention. Jeff Soelberg (amputee and founder of Jeff Giving a Hand) talks about preparing to donate his kidney to another amputee next week even in the midst of the peak o…
 
Robbie Ripoll (Ink Master) recently suffered an injury causing him to become an amputee. We talk Robbie being famous, rich, poor, and getting into tattooing at 12 years old. We also discuss the high school blackmarket, his injury that went viral, surgeries, starting an empowerment movement, and a lot more. Robbie Ripoll is a Florida-based tattoo ar…
 
Jeremy Ogle joins us today and we throw a bunch of listener questions his way and we also discuss his nude photo shoot, the impacts of cancelled events, media outlets missing some major parts of his story, impacts of discussing severe depression, improving the adaptive community, if he’ll ever settle down, competing, and a bunch more. Jeremy Ogle i…
 
Branded One Crossfit is a rare non-profit gym dedicated to empowering our wounded warriors, giving back to the community, bridging the gap between the abled and disabled, and creating a fitness community dedicated to making the world a better place. Tune in to hear the story of Branded One and the stories of the founders, some of the athletes, coac…
 
The documentary Despite the Loss arrived after nearly a decade of work that involved interviews, self-evaluation, and a quest of self-acceptance. Despite the Loss is a documentary about Limb Difference and self acceptance. In this episode we talk about, Director Jason Schneider's adaptive story and his life directing Despite the Loss. Traits found …
 
Meet Jamie Gane, see what it takes to be like Jamie Gane. Hear the adversity Jamie Gane encountered and how he thrives. Jamie Gane is an extremely driven adaptive athlete, motivational speaker, life coach, academic, and bunch more. Jamie Gane has completed nearly 100 OCRs, including over 70 Tough Mudders and this does include the World’sToughest Mu…
 
Cole Rogers of Fightability and Rustin Hughes of B-Bold join us to talk about the combat arts, specifically jiu jitsu, their upcoming seminar(s), how you can get into this game, receive the notable benefits, and build a community that lasts a lifetime. Learn how you can get involved in the jiu jitsu community Get details regarding the first seminar…
 
Giving a Hand - Jeff Soelberg Today you will hear the story of the nonprofit Jeff Giving a Hand, the adaptive story of the founder Jeff Soelberg’s, and what Jeff Soelberg is building out of the adversity. So tune in About Jeff Soelberg In July 2016, Jeff was in a work accident that resulted in a partial hand amputation. During this new beginning he…
 
Tune in and here the story of how adaptive skateboarding made it to the Xgames and what this potentially means for the sport of skateboarding moving forward. Dan Edmonson is joining us to talk adaptive skateboarding and the Xgames and how organizations like Adaptive Action Sports helped get adaptive athletes into the Xgames. Dan Edmonson was on Liv…
 
Fighting and Motivation with Cole Rogers Cole Rogers is a motivational speaker and martial artist from San Luis Obispo, California. Today, Cole brings his message of perseverance and he shares his work of bringing the combat arts to every person despite any challenge one is dealing with so tune in. In this episode we talk about: Fightability and ge…
 
The Enduring Warrior Chris Wolff Chris Wolff is a United States Airforce veteran. Wolff is well know for his involvement in with organizations such as Operation Enduring Warrior (OEW), the Adaptive Training Foundation (ATF), his athletic accomplishments, and the support he provides to wounded veterans and the adaptive tribe. In October 2008, while …
 
Just Dance No Matter the Challenges with Xoe Xapoian and Beyond DA Adversity with Chris Pulley In todays show we talk with actress and model Xoe Xapoian and listen to her story and learn about her documentary called Just Dance: The Xoe Xapoian Story.” This is a short documentary film focusing on her life and her accident. For the second half of the…
 
Be More Adaptive, The Active Amputee, and Prone to Ride Today we got a stacked episode with Caitlin Conner of Be More Adaptive, Bjoern Esser of The Active Amputee, and Jacob Pacheco from Prone to Ride, so tune in. We discuss Be More Adaptive (BMA) and it’s mission, what BMA does for you, where it’s going, and supporting organizations. Organizations…
 
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