Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham is a 24 year-old WCMX (wheelchair moto-cross) athlete from Las Vegas, Nevada. Aaron was born with Spina Bifida, a birth defect of the spinal cord, which resulted in him having no usage of his legs. Aaron never let anything stop him. He would put on a “Superman” cape and blast down the hall on crutches believing, as any other 4 year old, that he could fly.
Lauren Potter was born on May 10, 1990 in the Inland Empire in California. Lauren is a actress and producer known for Glee, Guest Room, and Mr. Blue Sky.
Lauren serves as an advocate for people with disabilities through organizations including AbilityPath, Best Buddies International, The Down Syndrome Association, The American Association of People with Disabilities, and Special Olympics.
When Darius Glover was 15 years old in 2006, he broke his back in a dirt bike accident while riding with his friends. Doctors told him he'd never be able to walk again, let alone ride a dirt bike. But that just the beginning of his story.
Determined to not let his disability prevent him from doing what he loved, he also promised to not let it bring him down. His positive attitude plus a wealth of natural talent allowed him to become the first paralyzed AMA-certified rider, with a dream of winning the highest class of motorcross racing at the exclusive Loretta Lynn's Amateur National Championship.
Music played an early role in Mark’s life. By age nine, he was attempting to create his own music, but choosing an instrument would prove to be a challenge. With a friend’s help, Mark developed his own technique by laying the guitar on the ground, supporting the neck with whatever he could get his feet on; he would strum with his left foot and make chords with his right. Mark was nominated for an Emmy award in 1998 for his principal role in the Fox Network commercial, “Feet”. By 2000 he completed his first CD titled “Big Toe and performed on the Fox Network Show “The Next Great American Band.”
Learn about proper stretching and techniques to prepare for a race from a professional. Among her accomplishments, Sarah Rudder has earned 17 medals from past Warrior Games and was named 2016 MVP of Invictus games where she won 7 medals.
Infinite Flow Wheelchair Dance Company
Infinite Flow, based in Los Angeles, is a nonprofit organization founded in March 2015, with the mission to increase access to quality dance instruction to people with disabilities through inclusion and innovation. They are America's 1st professional wheelchair ballroom dance company and they are now heading into year two and will also be opening their doors to people of all disabilities.
Anthony Lara was born with Spinal Bifida, and started playing wheelchair sports at age 9. He has been on National and International teams and played tennis, table tennis and wheelchair basketball.
PossAbilities Shield Maidens
Team members include individuals with a wide range of disabilities including spinal cord injury, spinal bifida, and amputations. The team’s objective is to provide the disabled community of the Inland Empire the opportunity to participate in a competitive sport. A typical season consists of 25 to 30 games.
San Bernardino Teen Music Workshop
The San Bernardino Teen Music Workshop music program is available to all San Bernardino County secondary students (6-12th grades). These workshops provide professional instruction in percussion, guitar, bass, keyboards and vocal performance in a variety of pop and rock musical styles. The program also hosts a fully operational recording studio and recording technology classes are available. For more information go to sbteenmusicworkshop.com
Zumba is a Latin inspired and easy to follow dance workout. This is a specifically focused Zumba class for people with mobility challenges. People with various mobility issues can easily adapt Zumba's movements to fit their ability and range of motion. Participants join into the motions they feel most comfortable with. This class is available at Moreno Valley Senior Center.