TURN VOLUME👆FOR THIS MESSAGE FROM @SPARTAN .
One of the biggest unheard and unseen adaptation sets are the #SilentAdaptations ...The ones we can’t see. The ones people around you can’t sympathize with so easy. The ones we deal with internally & mentally that can make you feel more alone than you would if someone could SEE what you were going through. .
Many people do not realize the loneliness of Silent Adaptations such as Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), Neurological Trauma, Chronic Nerve Pain, Ocular Trauma, Missing Lungs or other organs, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Intestinal Disorders, Cancer Treatments, Bone Disorders, Breathing Issues, Anxiety, Depression and Suicide...there are so many more but these are very common. .
We started IAA because it’s co-founder @marilynzosia was a #TBI thriver and there was no community to connect to given there were 1.5 million TBI occurrences each year in the US alone...we wanted to connect and find others so no one would ever feel ALONE again. We wanted to provide an online community and network that grew with your growth and your goals. We began this so that we no longer had to feel like we were silent in this world and give a voice to those who felt like no one would listen to them. .
We want to thank @karenporter.adaptiveathlete , who is one of the best adaptive athlete advocates for all of you out there in the world, for speaking to the MC and having him share this message with thousands of people at this weekends Miami @spartanrace . Karen is a US Veteran who is in Kidney Failure, has had multiple surgeries on both of her feet, and is an Elite Obstacle Course Racer with one lung... she pushes every day to show you that YOU CAN live your best life everyday❤️ .
Thank you for the intro #Spartan 🚀 #iamadaptive #IAACT #AdaptiveAthletes #AdaptiveOCR #Adaptive #AdaptiveAthlete @thetorch_mr316 @thecaptain1968 @thecyborgproject @mkunk @miamimight