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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

La felicidad


Dia a dia, hora tras hora la vivimos amargados por nuestro pasado y futuro. Nos amargamos inesesariamente con cosas absurdas y sin sentido. ¿acaso un carrete tiene mas inportancia?
Porque cada persona se amarga tristemente la vida pensando en lo peor, pensando algo sin sentido haciendo que cada dia sea una tortura.
No puedo creer que todos esten amargados por lo mas minimo e insignificande de este mundo sin ni siquiera pensar en lo bello de esta tierra.
La vida es hermosa, al igual que el amanecer que veo a diario al salir al liceo. Sentir la libertad de sentir una suave brisa en mi mejilla al caminar, sentir el calido abrazo de mis amigos, familia y las personas que me rodean.
No hay que amargarse si la mina que te gusta no te pesca, no hay que sentierse manospreciada por el pololo infiel o la persona que te hace sufrir, hay que estar feliz de ser libre, ver las cosas bellas de la vida y saber que cada persona es importante tanto para mi, amigos y cercanos.
No piences mal, se positivo. No vivas en el pasodo, vive el presente y busca siempre la felicidad que la encontraras. Tu eres especial y unica y tienes una vida por delante. Tu vales mas que los demas y ten siempre presente que “SIEMPRE EXISTIRA ALGUIEN ESPECIAL A TU LADO PARA APOYARTE, EN LAS BUENAS Y EN LAS MALAS”
Vive sin límites.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Tu deseo de ganar y ser alguien inspirado.

Un increíble pensamiento que recibí de un amigo querido, hermano, Gustavo. Tengo que compartir con ustedes también. 
 
[TU NOMBRE] es un visionario con una implacable búsqueda de su sueño de ser uno de los grandes de todos los tiempos. Posee un profundo deseo ardiente de ganar y no se detendrá porque es su destino dado por Dios para cambiar este mundo y su corazón, mente, cuerpo y alma están alineados para cumplir las órdenes de su Maestro para ser el mejor. Sé feliz, lleno de paz, y inspirado a cada minuto posible mi hermano. Disfrute el viaje de su vida increíble.    
 
Lo que siempre me ha inspirado es mis padres, mi hermano, mis hermanas, mis hijos, mi esposa, amigos y familiares. Por estar siempre ahí para mí y creer en mis capacidades. Todos, de alguna manera, tenemos algo especial en nosotros para inspirar a otros. No nos olvidemos de amar la vida siempre sin importar las circunstancias. Es triste ver como muchos de nosotros hoy en día están encadenados por toda esta tecnología, los medios de comunicación y las redes sociales, que nos olvidamos de que hay más a la vida. Disfrute de su familia, sus hijos, darte un paseo al parque, ve a un paseo, ve al lago, lo que sea que te gusta hacer. Inspírate! Sí, no se puede negar que una red social puede ayudar a compartir historias inspiradoras, los grandes momentos de la familia, o estar en contacto con un familiar lejano o un amigo. Pero es totalmente hueco en su núcleo. Empujando virtual no es nada en comparación con un toque real; una llamada telefónica es mucho mejor que un clic. Puede hacernos sentir satisfechos y "al día" después de un par de clics y comentarios, pero eso es mera ilusión. Sean valientes y vivan la vida! 




 

50 millas ruta




Julio 28 hice mi primer paseo en bicicleta de 50 millas a Huntington Beach con equipo Possabilities. Sabía que no sería fácil y muchas personas, cuando hablé de paseo, respondió, "50 millas ¡eso es mucho". Cualquier gran desafío siempre parecen ser demasiado grande o imposible. Pero, cuando tienes ese deseo ardiente y estas inspirado, imposibilidad cambia a Possability. Poseemos la habilidad. A que vivir sin límites para que podamos inspirar a otros.



 


Equipo PossAbiities . Increíble grupo de hombres inspirados.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Triumphs without difficulties are empty.


Your journey through life with a disability might not be an easy one.  Just as labour strengthen the body, it is difficulty that strengthens the mind and soul. Without such challenge, triumph and success would cease to exist. It is in situations of adversity that you are forced to do exacting and sometimes spectacular things. "Triumphs without difficulties are empty.  Indeed, it is difficulty that make the triumph.  It is no feat to travel the smooth road." To reach great heights and accomplish amazing things, we must boldly take in the challenge and not shirk when the challenge is revealed.

An inspirational person


Ilana Stankler has Cerebral Palsy and provides information help and support on many health related issues including CP.

Please go and visit her inspirational site  at:

Monday, July 29, 2013

Your desire to win and to be inspired.


Amazing thought I received from beloved friend, brother, Gustavo.  I need to share to with you too.

[YOUR NAME] is a visionary with a relentless pursuit of his Dream to be one of the Greats of All time.  He possesses a profound burning desire to Win and he will not stop because it is his God given destiny to Change this world and his heart, mind, body and soul are all aligned to fulfill his Master's orders to be The Best.  Be happy, peace-filled, and inspired every minute possible my brother.  Enjoy the ride of your amazing life.   

What has always inspired me is my parents, my brother, my sisters, my children, my wife, friends and family. For always being there for me and believing in my abilities. We all, in some way, have something special in us to inspire others. Lets not forget to love life always no matter your circumstances. It's sad to see how many of us today are chained by all this technology, media and social networking that we forget that there is more to life. Enjoy your family, your children, take a walk to the park, take a ride, go to the lake, whatever you like to do. Be inspired! Yes, not denying that a social network could help to share inspiring stories, great family moments, or be in contact with a distant family or friend. But it is utterly hollow at its core. Virtual poking is nothing when compared to a real touch; a phone call is so much better than a click. It may make us feel content and ”up to date” after a few clicks and comments, but that is mere deception. Be courageous and live life! 

 
50 miles route

Yesterday, I did my first 50 miles ride to Huntington Beach with Team PossAbilities.  I knew it would not be easy and many people response, when I talked about it, was "50 mile! that is a lot".   Any great challenge always seem to be too great or impossible.  But, when you have that burning desire and you are inspired, impossibility changes to PossAbility. We posses the ability.  Let's live without limits so we can inspire others.
Team PossAbiities.  Amazing group of inspired men.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

The hardest triathlon yet!

 
It was 9 am and I was feeling the San Bernardino heat.  The only thing on my mind was to get to the Devil Canyon Rd climb everyone had told about and roll back down to the pool.  During the climb, I just focused on reaching the top.  Seeing that many were struggling and walking their bicycles better, motivated me more. After reaching the top came the fear factor.  This trike is a speed machine.  I felt the forces of gravity get me at speeds beyond my comfort zone.  But as I ride more hills, I know any fear will be diminish. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Volara tu tiempo.

 
 
Hasta que te valores a sí mismo, no valoras tu tiempo. Hasta que valores tu tiempo, no vas a hacer nada con ella. 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Keep on Pedaling - a short biography.



I was born in Los Angeles, CA. in 1975. I was born with Cerebral Palsy due to a medical malpractice. My biggest challenges were speaking and walking. As I grew up, my father would always make me exercise and walk on my own. At age 8, I started walking. At school, I would fall at times and the teachers wanted me to wear a helmet and use a wheelchair; however, my father never approved of that. Thankfully, I walk with no problem now. I graduated from California State Polytechnic University Pomona with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Accounting and Magna Cum Laude honor. I am married and have one girl and two boys. For many years I search for a job, but had no success so I decided to venture out and do my own business. I am currently a tax professional, and working on a health project with a friend. After I was introduced to PossAbilities, cycling is a big part of my life. Cycling has not only benefited my health, but also it has reinforce the way I look at life. Cycling reminds of life. The harder you pedal and the more pain you withstand, the faster and further you go. The roads we can take are many, but we need pick the right one so we won’t get a flat. Along the way, someone may cut you off, and you may fall, but you need to get back on your bike and keep on pedaling until you reach the finish line. Obstacles will always be there, but my disability will not keep me from overcoming them. I once read this from somewhere; “Life is not static it is dynamic: it is taking on new challenges where there is everlasting joy. We only need to open our eyes, closed by our ignorance, and lift our heads: then we will see life conquer death, joy conquer sadness, love conquer hatred, truth conquer falsehood; but above all we will see ourselves conquer any obstacle. If our eyes are closed, we cannot see and consequently we are blind; and the blind can only imagine reality.” Disability is not a punishment; it is a place against the stream where humanity receives the strongest pushes and resources for a world based on solidarity, trust and love.


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Don’t need my mouth, nor my eyes, nor my hands, what I need is a heart!


There are treasures in dreams!

Have you thought why we often do not reach our goals? I was meditating on this.  And you know?  In my experience with life and with cerebral palsy.  Whenever I wanted something or I had a goal, God has granted it to me.  From the age of 19, it took me 8 years to get my degree as an accountant, took me 10 years to find my beautiful wife, and 11 years to see my first son (a dream that I really desired).  I don't know how long it is going to take to get to my current dream; however, what I do know is, I am going to reach it.  I have faith in God above all and also I have faith in my abilities and talents.  The time that you take to reach it isn’t important, important is that you never lose hope.  Be not dismayed even though you may feel that you cannot advance more...Be not dismayed even though you see that the journey to arrive has complicated itself more than you expected. Wake up each day and take that day as another opportunity to do something to bring you closer to your dreams. Nothing can stop you, the only thing that can stop you, is you.  Put your fears and worries to the side and take steps into the unknown territory.  If you fall or get hurt, get up and keep going because that is the right path. If your dream has a "why?" and that "why?"  makes you cry, nothing will stop you.  Dream big!  There are treasures in dreams.  Remember, any dream, idea, or thought we have, was given to us by God and he already knew before that dream was given to us, we had the ability to make it reality.  He does not play games with his children, he does not give you a dream for you to fail your whole life.  He already knew that you can do it.  It is when you do not fail and cry that you are in danger of not achieving something in your life.  Forget of what you don't have, take what you have and use it to your advantage.  Life has taught me, no matter who you are, young or old, rich or poor, everyone has dreams and all face obstacles, and all have the decision on how to deal with them.  When I realized that I had cerebral palsy and that it would limit certain aspects of my abilities, I saw a significant decision that I had to face and continued to make that decision daily. Do I not believe in myself, become indifferent, and lose hope of living a life with a sense or do I dare to dream that one day, though the journey is full of obstacles, my abilities overcome my disabilities. In the same way, every one of you, or are you standing in doubt, submitted to your own fears or embrace all that life has to offer. No matter your circumstances, always loves life. Let us let be free of our doubts and fears, by putting our worries in God's hands.  If you don't have a mouth to speak, hands, feet, or a physical defect, you don’t need it, you need a willing heart ignited with fire.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

¡No ocupo mi boca, ni ojos, ni manos, lo que ocupo es un corazón!

Hay tesoros en los sueños.

¿Se han puesto a pensar porque muchas veces no llegamos a nuestras metas? Yo me puse a meditar en esto.  Y sabes.  En mi experiencia con la vida y con paralasis cerebral.  Siempre que ha deseado algo o tengo una meta, Dios me lo ha concedido.  Desde la edad de 19, me tomo 8 años para conseguir mi título como contador, me tomo 10 años para encuentra mi bella esposa, y 11 años para mirar mi primer hijo, algo que tanto deseaba. No sé cuánto me va tomar para llegar a sueno que tengo ahorita, pero lo que si se es que lo voy a lograr, porque tengo fe en Dios sobre todo. Y también tengo fe en mis capacidades y talentos.  Te tome el tiempo que te tome, lo impórtate es no perder la esperanza nunca.  No desmayes aunque sientas que ya no puedes avanzar más…No desmayes aunque veas que el trayecto para llegar, se ha complicado más de los que esperabas. Despierta cada día y tomar ese día como otra oportunidad para hacer algo para acércate más a tu sueños.  Nada te puede detener, lo único que puede, eres tú.  Pon tus temores y medios  a un lado y camina en terrenos desconocidos.  Si te torpezas o lastimas, levántate y sigue porque por ahí es el camino. Si tu sueño tiene un “porque?” y ese “porque” te hace llorar, nada te va detener.   Sueña en grande.  Hay tesoros en los sueños.  Recuerda, cualquier sueño, idea, o pensamiento  que tenemos, nos los dio Dios y él ya sabía antes de darnos el sueño, que teníamos la capacidad de hacerlo realidad.  Él no juega juegos con sus hijos, no te da un sueño para fracases toda la vida.  Él ya sabe que puedes hacerlo.  Es cuando no fracasas y lloras que estas en peligro de no lograr algo en tu vida.  Olvidarte de lo que no tienes, toma lo que tienes y úsalo a tu favor.  La vida me ha enseñado, no importa quién eres, joven o viejo, rico o pobre, todos tenemos sueños y todos enfrentamos obstáculos, y todos tenemos la decisión de cómo enfrentarlos. Cuando recién descubrir que tenía parálisis cerebral y que iba limitar ciertos aspectos de mis habilidades, mire una decisión significante que tenía que enfrentar y continuó a tomar esa decisión diario. Dejo de creer en mí, me hago indiferente, y pierdo la esperanza de vivir una vida con sentido o me atrevo a soñar que un día, aunque el camino este lleno de obstáculos, mi habilidades superan mi deseabilidades. In la misma manera, cada uno de ustedes, o te quedan parados en duda, sometidos a sus propios temores o abrazan todo lo que la vida tiene por ofrecer. No importa tu circunstancia, siempre ama la vida. A que dejar ir nuestras dudas y temores, poner nuestras preocupaciones en las manos de Dios.  Si no tienes boca para hablar, manos, pies, o tienes un defecto físico, no lo ocupas. Lo que ocupas es un corazón ardiente y dispuesto.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

The gift of fatherhood.

One of many miracles God has granted me, my children and wife!
Happy Fathers day, today and everyday!
 
"In the baby lies the
future of the world.
Mother must hold the baby close
so that the baby knows it is his
world but the father must take him to
the highest hill so that he can see
what his world is like."
- Mayan Indian Proverb

Friday, May 31, 2013

Follow your dream.

“It is the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”

Friday, May 24, 2013

My first race on my Catrike 700 - an amazing experience with Possabilities

 

Growing up with Cerebral Palsy, competition was something that never cross my mind.  I would see other compete, but never really competed except on video games.  Everything changed in 2011 when a friend introduced me to hand cycling and took me to tried one out.  He then told me about Team Possabilities and that I could win a grant through them to get my own racing machine.  So, I went to try a few Catrikes at Bentupcycles and I fell in love with the 700 - the fastest recumbent trike.  I wanted it so bad. I was so excited!  So, I wrote the best essay for the grant, submitted it in July 2012 and asked God to please give me this trike.  The winners were to be announced at the Possabilities's annual dinner at end of the year. So waited patiently for the dinner.  My friend told me that I would get a notice a week before if was selected.  In my heart, since childhood I have always believed that anything I desire, I can get it, and I believed that the trike was mine. But, my faith was tested.  The week of the dinner came, and I don't get a notice.  My mind started to play games with me, but something in my heart told me, not to doubt.  Well, I thought to myself, maybe it is not my time, next year. I went to the dinner with my wife and kids, sisters, and the whole family. During the dinner, they started to call the winners, and I was one of them.  This video tells the rest: 





Start Line

 April 4, 2013 8 AM  race day was here.  The Redlands Bicycle Classic - Stage 2 Circuit Road Race.
A one hour race.  I thought to myself.  I don't know what I got myself into, but I am doing it.  I was pumped up and excited. It was my first time in a any real competition.  The race started and I felt an adrenaline rush. After 20 minutes into the race, I was in 3rd, I look at the time, OMG!, there was 40 minutes remaining.  The thoughts of giving up came to mind, but I had to find that inner fire, and the cheers of "go daddy! "from my children really got me going again.  My only hope of winning a medal was 3rd place and I had it for most of the race; however, the experience of a veteran beat me. I finished in 4th and after the race, the Team Possabilities's coordinator asked me if I was coming the next day to the Circuit Road Race, a race I was not registered for. What the heck, I said yes. Although I was tired and soar, I wanted more, the experience of racing and competing was amazing!  I didn't know if my body would recover, but I just rested, ate much pasta, and drank gallons of Kangen water that evening and the next morning after.
 
Start of a Race
 
The next day, April 5 was a 1:30 PM criterium race - a fast-paste 25 minutes race in downtown Redlands.  I felt really good, actually I was pain-free.  Kangen water is amazing when it comes to recovering, repairing, and reducing buildup of lactic acid.  This time I felt that I could win the 3rd place medal.  I knew I was faster than the veteran. Well, the race started, and to start off, my calf strap came undone.  So I was about 20 second behind the 3rd place vet.  Somehow, I pedal so hard that I was able to catch up to the veteran and pass him. We were going back and forth, he would pass me and I would pass him. It was intense.  Dude, was I flying, I was taking some sharp turns at 18 mph. No fear ever cross my mind.  I was feeling stronger then ever, 10 minutes remained in the race. The unexpected happened, during a sharp turn, going 18 mph, I get cut-off.  The sudden maneuver I did to avoid a collision, flipped my trike over.  No pain, but I saw plenty of blood on my left elbow and my knees.  My legs were still strapped in and Pedi-medics come to asked if I was okay. "Yes, please help me unstrap and get back on my trike" I replied.  I lost like 5 minutes for the Pedi-medics patched my scrapes up and  were having a hard time strapping me again.
After meeting with asphalt.
 
Well, I managed to finished the race, and although I failed to win a medal, I won something more valuable than a medal.  I won the experience and the knowledge to get me to the next level.  I gained determination and fire to discipline myself and train even harder. Winning a medal a new goal that was born in me and I will do it.  Because when you want something and you put your trust in God, put in the sacrifice, and set your mind to do it, nothing will stop you.  


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Agua Milagrosa?

Un reporte especial en Telemundo de agua Kangen.  Si tienes paralysis cerebral como yo, mire porque esta agua me ayudo con mi espasticidad, es decir, notable rigidez de movimientos, incapacidad para relajar los músculos, por lesión de la corteza cerebral que afecta los centros motores!
 

Si gustan ver una presentacion sobre la salud y la agua mire este video:
 


 Para mas informacion y para agua gratis por un mes:
 
 
 
Aqui esta otro video de como ahora soy mas activo y puedo hacer mas actividades con mi esposa y hijos.
 
 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

You Are Worth Every Penny


A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20.00 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, “Who would like this $20 bill?" Hands started going up.  He said, "I am going to give this $20 to one of you, but first let me do this. He proceeded to crumple the $20 dollar bill up. He then asked, "Who still wants it?" Still the hands were up in the air.  Next he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty. “Now, who still wants it?" Still the hands went into the air. My friends, we have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what was done to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20. "Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless. "But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those who DO love you. The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or who we know, but by WHO WE ARE. "You are special - Don't EVER forget it."  Count your blessings, not your problems. Never be afraid to try something new. And remember: amateurs built the ark... professionals built the Titanic.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Anything you want, you will get it!

 
I want to begin my blog with quote I received from Gustavo, a close friend:
 
“If you want a thing bad enough to go out and fight for it, to work day and night for it, to give up your time,  and your sleep for it … if all that you dream and scheme is about it, and life seems useless and worthless without it … if you gladly sweat for it and fret for it and plan for it and lose all your terror of the opposition for it … if you simply go after that thing you want with all of your capacity, strength and sagacity, faith, hope and confidence and stern pertinacity … if neither cold, poverty, famine, nor gout, sickness nor pain, of body and brain, can keep you away from thing that you want … if dogged and grim you beseech and beset it, with the help of God, you WILL get it!”