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Daniela “Dani” Diaz

Daniela “Dani” Diaz

Just the beginning  On July 4, 2022, I was barely able to move, heavy chested, fatigued, sweating, heart was racing, and my body felt swollen. I was taken to the hospital. After getting things checked out, they told me I was positive for COVID-19. I had told them...

Jon Ketterling

Jon Ketterling

Move! “High-grade chondrosarcoma of the right femur bone.” Was told that by a doctor three years ago. Got my prosthesis 2-1/2 years after the amputation. Told myself I’m gonna walk, hike, and see historical sites again. Life’s too short. I want to move! 

Jennifer Tomaw

Jennifer Tomaw

Our world changed forever in September 2020. Out of town with family … packing up our vehicle and behind came my nephew in his car. Instead of hitting the brake, he hit the accelerator and pinned…

Larry Wood

Larry Wood

Find an Activity You Love Three years ago doctors found a blood clot in my right leg, which was a surprise to me since I had always been in good health. Even though I eventually lost the leg, I kept a good attitude and continued on. I thought my mobility was at an...

Keshia Pearman

Keshia Pearman

Meningitis Survivor In 2008, I came home from studying abroad and the next day was airlifted to Riley Hospital for Children. I had meningitis and went into septic shock. I had a 50-50 chance. I lost my legs in January 2009, a few days before my 21st birthday.  It's...

Gym’s Goal Is to Welcome Amputees

The strange looks he received when he trained at other commercial gyms prompted Jayden Dennis to create his own, more welcoming environment.  Dennis, who lost his hand when he was 16 in an accident on the ranch where he worked, accomplished that over the weekend when...