Tuesday, July 30, 2013
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.
Ilana Stankler has Cerebral Palsy and provides information help and support on many health related issues including CP.
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Monday, July 29, 2013
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
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
Monday, July 1, 2013
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.