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Athletics w/ BPI

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:54 am
by BPI Cyclist
Hi,

I'd like to start a conversation on health/active life-style while being a person with BPI.

Do you value your over-all physical health? Do you allow your arm, or your child's arm, to hold you back from things you might be interested in? What struggles do you deal with, or what extra things do you do that you don't even think about anymore?

About myself, I used to post on this site a while back before life got really busy. I am a para cyclist on the US Nation Team, two-time World Champion, 15-time National Champion, and a Paralympian who competed at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. I am a former professional musician, and I also am an information specialist at a regional ADA center. I am currently 32yr old and have LOBPI.

I would like to see more activity and positivity on this forum! Life isn't all woe's, and I've found that my mentality shapes the world I live in much more than my physical limitations and life circumstances. I believe in a "thrive through life" rather than to simply survive.

Please participate, ask questions of each other, ask for advice, don't be shy. No one here is going to judge, and there is nothing I would like more than to help people, especially children, just like me learn some of the lesson I've learned the hard way and to be happy.