Thriving, Not Just Surviving a Spinal Cord Injury

“If only I knew then what I know now”.  So many of us have uttered those words in our lifetime, wishing that we had only known how to navigate through unexpected health events and circumstances that have knocked us for a loop.  When tragedy strikes we look to family and close friends for guidance and comfort.  But the harsh reality is that our family and friends are often ill-equipped to help, Continue reading

Empowering Lives Through Sports

The ABILITY FESTIVAL, held annually in Palm Desert, California is a program of Desert Ability Center and is designed to showcase adaptive sports and recreational activities as well as disability focused services and resources in the Coachella Valley, the region and throughout the country.  This 1-day FREE event is available to participants of any age and with any level of ability. Continue reading

“Wheelie” Awesome Cash

Hello, My name is Channing Cash and here is my story.  I was born in Laos in 1978 where people were self-sufficient and farmed their own land to feed their families and animals. My father was in the military and like most people in my country, my mother and grandparents were part of the farming culture. We took nothing for granted and were happy to live the life that we did. We didn’t have much, but we were content. In the town where we lived, it wasn’t uncommon to find cows, bulls, chickens, pigs, and other animals that were used to help us live. We were so used to having the animals around that we didn’t often blink an eye if one escaped from the fencing. Until one day a runaway bull changed my life forever. Continue reading