Brady’s Ability First Story

Turning My Challenges into Other’s Opportunities Brady Dean is a 40-year-old man who was diagnosed with Athetoid Cerebral Palsy early in life but hasn’t let that get in the way of his love for fitness nor his desire to make sure that everyone, regardless of physical or mental ability, has the opportunity to participate in … Read more

Daniel Barnhart

Daniel Barnhart is a 24-year-old with Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy, who enjoys writing and blogging about whatever is on his mind. Daniel is seen as a trailblazer and inspiration to most since he has completed his bachelor’s degree and is in the process of going to graduate school, but this is the idea that he … Read more

Mona Rabie

Mona Rabie working out with gym equipment and an assistant

Mona Rabie, a lively 24-year-old participant in the Overcoming Barriers Fitness Program, undoubtedly makes her mark on all of those around her. Not only does Mona come ready to work out every single week to meet her fitness goals, she brings her positive and witty attitude with her. Even on days when she says she’s … Read more

Jacob Robertson

Jacob Robertson and Duke Dog

Sports challenge many people. For 24-year-old Jacob Robertson, sports presented just another obstacle he has had to overcome. Although diagnosed with cerebral palsy, sensory processing disorder, and coordination movement disorder, among other things, Jacob has been playing sports throughout his life. There were not a lot of opportunities when Jacob was young due to the … Read more

Lena Campbell

Lena Campbell

Lena is 25 years old and was born with a heart defect and Down syndrome. Her back is not strong, making it difficult to move around independently. However, that does not stop her from cheerleading, which is a very big part of her life. She was the first person in Rockingham County to cheerlead while … Read more