Gay Jocks + Physically Challenged

  • ThickStud

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    Jun 13, 2016 5:49 PM GMT
    My name's Ray, I have Erbs palsy on right arm. I jog, hike, and drive a car. Was just wondering if there are other guys with similar disabilities out there. As people with physical challenges, we too value our fitness and wellbeing, sometimes more that fully-able people. Share your expriences? Holler out? Thanks. Ray.
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    Jun 13, 2016 6:07 PM GMT
    Well, I have a prosthetic left leg that it quite a challenge; I'm learning to get around on it, and hoping I can find a way to get back to cross-country skiing, which has been my life.
  • Noeton

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    Jun 16, 2016 10:48 PM GMT
    Thank you for the great topic, OP. The most inspiring people I see in the gym, of either gender, are those who are physically challenged because they are showing courage and dedication to overcome unusual obstacles and stigma. I hope to read some more wonderful and inspiring posts on this thread!
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    Jun 16, 2016 10:56 PM GMT
    I was over at the clinic getting trained to use my prosthesis last week, and was really humbled and inspired by the number of people so much worse off than I am, getting ahead with life. One boy, maybe 15, has two prosthetic legs and was learning to walk with a walking frame. Another father and son, with three prostheses between them - or was it four? Dad had a leg and an arm gone, his son a leg and maybe and arm - were coming out as I came in. And a guy with a leg and an arm missing, who had been unable to walk without a protective harness the week before , was walking around with hardly a limp. These people have such determination.