Category: Featured

Artist Without Arms

“For me, a disability doesn’t mean that I can’t live my own, great life.”  Polish artist Mariusz Kędzierski does things a bit differently.  “I was just a kid who went to school and who was playing football with friends, but I was a little… Continue Reading “Artist Without Arms”

Equine Advocate & Sculptor

One of the many incredible things about Refocused Lives is that is provides an outlet to brag about our very own personal friends in addition to the many wonderful people that we meet in our quest to bring a little sunshine into your day.… Continue Reading “Equine Advocate & Sculptor”

A Vlogger’s Life

It was the tee-shirt that Cilicia van Heyningen was wearing that initially caught RL’s eye.   It made me wonder why such a beautiful young woman felt the need to announce to the world on a tee shirt that “Society Has A Distorted Perception… Continue Reading “A Vlogger’s Life”

Para Swimmer & Change Maker

Mohammad “Shams Aalam” Shaikh; para swimmer has his sights set on the 2018 Asian Para Games. We have every confidence that Shams Aalam will be the emerging winner at this upcoming para event.  Why are we so sure?  In 2014, Shams set a world… Continue Reading “Para Swimmer & Change Maker”

Potter / Tennis Champion

When RL first met Sergio, we ran into him on the tennis courts at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort in Palm Desert, California.  After chatting it up with him, we discovered that not only does he have a passion for two-bounce tennis (tennis… Continue Reading “Potter / Tennis Champion”

Blake The Bladerunner

I was introduced to Blake Leeper in November 2014, prior to writing for Refocused Lives, when he appeared as a guest speaker for Limb Loss Education Day in Palm Desert, California.  Prior to that day, I had no idea who Blake Leeper was nor… Continue Reading “Blake The Bladerunner”

Amputee Strong

Reggie Showers is one exciting individual.  We initially learned of  Reggie and the amazing work he does via a Facebook post that was shared by a friend.  RL found him so interesting that we just had to share his blog with you.  You will… Continue Reading “Amputee Strong”

Model, Athlete & Comedian

Gulfam Ahmed, is what we like to refer to as a “triple threat”.  He’s a model, an athlete and a stand up comedian with a bachelor degree in social work.  Handsome, smart, stylish and funny wrapped up into one package.  You can’t ask for… Continue Reading “Model, Athlete & Comedian”

Fueled By Faith

  My Triumph….         Throughout my eighteen years of life, I have always been very active, always involved with sports and anything that has to do with presence of speed. By the age of 18, I achieved two black belts. One… Continue Reading “Fueled By Faith”

Krankin’ Thru China

When RL first met Domonic Corradin at the 2016 Disability Sports Festival Coachella Valley, we immediately thought, now here is a guy who has the “wow factor” written all over him.  RL just had to find out more about him, his story and what makes… Continue Reading “Krankin’ Thru China”