Living Adaptive is the podcasting home of the adaptive community. Keep current with adaptive happenings and listen to guests that include individuals that adapt to notable adversity and thrive, supporting organizations, and personalities that are making impacts within the adaptive world. You can adapt no matter the challenge.
Inclusion in the Outdoors - Kami York-Feirn of Osprey Packs
Don't miss this episode! We talk inclusion in the outdoors, a healthier approach towards growing your own social media platforms, Osprey Packs work towards supporting the disability community, and more with Kami York-Feirn.
Kami York-Feirn is a Social Media Manager in the outdoors industry at Osprey Packs. She's viewed as an expert in social media. She's also an athlete, writer, and inclusion rights advocate. She's worked hard to support the disability community by leveraging her skills and connections to bring opportunities to the disability community.
Find Kami York-Feirn and Osprey using the links below,
In Her Shoes
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Life as Caregiver - The Foutz Family
On August 5, 2012, Robin and Nate learned that their son Elisha was hit by a car riding his bike. Their lives would forever be changed. Today, hear the perspectives of these caregivers and learn about how they’re changing the world, for the better, with the use of social media.
Many people have watched the journey of the Foutz family. Robin and Nate provide an insider look into life as parent and caregiver. Robin and Nate make impacts in the disability community and also on big stages. Robin is a speaker and content creator and Nate has performed for years as a drummer with bands such as Vroom and Good Charlotte.
You can find the Foutz family using these links,
Interesting piece on Nate’s Music Experience
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20 minutes with a Lifestyle Vlogger and Disability Advocate - Cristie Grey
Hear from an individual that is finding rapid success vlogging/creating content based on disability awareness and lifestyle. Cristie Grey is an amputee, wife, mother, and disability advocate.
In Cristie Grey’s words, I am a hand amputeeOG who is a survivor of a traumatic boating incident in 2001 with many setbacks, but I have moved forward and I am able to live my best life.
Find Cristie Grey using these links below.
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Almost Impossible - Climber Kimber Cross
Kimber Cross is an elite climber born with a missing hand. For every climb, Kimber Cross is conquering what is deemed ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE.
Kimber Cross will take you on a journey to the Northwest mountains and provides you with glimpses into how she adapts and makes the almost impossible…very much possible. The terrain Kimber climbs is dangerous, cold, icy, and unforgiving and paradoxically there’s peace and beauty in her treacherous adventures. Kimber thrives in these challenges. She shares what life was like as an athlete with a disability, accepting limb difference, dealing with the stares, and most importantly bringing the mountains and respect for nature to her students.
Kimber Cross is an example for the adaptive world that traditional athletics isn’t the only possibility. Kimber kicks open the gym door, waves bye to the safety of the indoors, and marches to the most unforgiving terrain. She’s got the heart of an adventurer.
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30 Minutes with Zappos
I got 30 minutes with the Zappos Adaptive A Team! We heard your questions and Zappos answers them NOW. Hit the link below, subscribe and share.
So you want to be a Zappos model? Why did Zappos invest into the adaptive community? Do you have any idea the work involved for Zappos to start this adaptive division? How does a small team from Zappos work with major shoe brands to sell a single shoe instead of a pair?
Dana Zumbo from Zappos jumps on to share how Zappos Adaptive promotes inclusion by providing functional and fashionable clothing and shoes to make life easier and answers the questions you sent us.
Dana Zumbo has an amazing heart. For much of her life, Zumbo worked and volunteered within the disability community. She’s also a Pittsburgh native and lives in Las Vegas so thus that makes her better than you (kidding, sort of)! Reach out to Dana Zumbo and Zappos Adaptive and please let them know we appreciate the tremendous work they’ve invested into the adaptive world.
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Jacob Pacheco https://www.instagram.com/pronetoride/?hl=en
Taking the Fight to Capitol Hill - Nicole Ver Kuilen
Will YOU change the world even when the odds are against you? Will you lead the fight against big insurance companies and a powerful lobby on Capitol Hill? Welcome to the next generation of those fighting for the underserved. Nicole Ver Kuilen, the founder of Forrest Stump, is doing exactly that, she's changing the world. She's fighting for the rights of individuals with disabilities to exercise and she’s taking this fight to Capitol Hill and Nicole want’s YOU to join the team. Nicole's position regarding the right to mobility is enlightening, definitely the best I've encountered. I left this interview with a renewed drive to further push for prosthetic and orthotic care for all.
Nicole Ver Kuilen is also an athlete, specifically endurance sports like triathlons and adventure sports. At age 10, Nicole made the difficult decision to amputate her left leg to save her life from cancer. She would then spend the next 16 years fighting an outdated healthcare system to gain access to the prosthetic technology she needed to be physically active.
Nicole Ver Kuilen founded the the nonprofit Forrest Stump and this organization is working to remove the barriers for persons with disabilities to participate in physical exercise and expand access to adaptive technologies.
Watch and/or listen to Nicole Ver Kuilen explain how she’s going to change the world.
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Real, Raw and Powerful
Living Adaptive is a powerful podcast which gives the audience tips and tricks to navigating life.
Centered around disability, sports and lifestyle. Living adaptive showcases resourcefulness, triumph and spirit in powerful stories that relate to many walks of life. Real and Raw, host Scott Davison cuts through the superficial material with quick 20 minute segments, so we can hear how to apply these tips and tricks to our own lives.
Once you listen, you will subscribe and be hooked!
Walks the talk
The Living Adaptive podcast is special! As a person with a disability, I am very careful to use that word! Many podcast that are on ITunes are for entertainment purposes and that is great! Each guest that Scott has brings an entertainment value with their story but is also informative and motivating! Everyone who has doubts about what people can do with a disability should listen to this because Scott has guests ifit zthat adapt and prove what is possible! As well as Scott himself! Participating in Spartan races and OCR’s!
This is a really wonderful podcast. It’s really awe inspiring to hear some of the stories. Keep putting out good episodes. I like that they’re publishing more episodes.