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Sean and Kyle are both affected by a rare disease called Friedreich’s ataxia (FA). FA affects their balance and coordination, significantly limiting their physical abilities. However both dudes have completed several long distance bike rides including “The World’s Toughest Bike Race” - Race Across America (RAAM). Their RAAM journey is the subject of an award winning documentary called The Ataxian. Kyle rode his trike to the top of the highest paved road in North America and Sean ran with the Olympic Torch. Their podcast is about setting sights beyond the challenges in your life and dreaming big, making a plan, and then executing like mad. You are guaranteed an emotional rollercoaster, and practical thoughts that you can apply to your life with this podcast.

Two Disabled Dudes ‪–‬ Kyle Bryant and Sean Baumstark

    • Self-Improvement
    • 5.0 • 143 Ratings

Sean and Kyle are both affected by a rare disease called Friedreich’s ataxia (FA). FA affects their balance and coordination, significantly limiting their physical abilities. However both dudes have completed several long distance bike rides including “The World’s Toughest Bike Race” - Race Across America (RAAM). Their RAAM journey is the subject of an award winning documentary called The Ataxian. Kyle rode his trike to the top of the highest paved road in North America and Sean ran with the Olympic Torch. Their podcast is about setting sights beyond the challenges in your life and dreaming big, making a plan, and then executing like mad. You are guaranteed an emotional rollercoaster, and practical thoughts that you can apply to your life with this podcast.

    136 – When It Hits The Fan – Part 1

    136 – When It Hits The Fan – Part 1

    What you we do when things do not go as planned.  Your life feels like it's falling apart, and you need to rebuild part if not all of your vision for your future.  The dudes have a few thoughts on how to proceed based on the rebuilding they've had to do in their lives.

    • 27 min
    136 – When It Hits The Fan – Part 2

    136 – When It Hits The Fan – Part 2

    What you we do when things do not go as planned.  Your life feels like it's falling apart, and you need to rebuild part if not all of your vision for your future.  The dudes have a few thoughts on how to proceed based on the rebuilding they've had to do in their lives.







    **This is a 2 part episode so if you haven't listened to part 1, check it out.**

    • 21 min
    135 – Goals Don’t Accomplish Themselves

    135 – Goals Don’t Accomplish Themselves

    In the last couple episodes we talked about the importance of forming a vision for your future.  This time we take it a step further with a few thoughts on how to put that vision into action.

    • 37 min
    134 – Our Wants vs. Our Don’t Wants

    134 – Our Wants vs. Our Don’t Wants

    Last week we talked about the importance of creating a vision of what we want so we can work each day toward that goal.



    An important piece of forming that vision is thinking about the things we don't want to avoid the ruts that are going to keep us from our goals.



    Enjoy the conversation and don't forget to subscribe.

    • 35 min
    133 – Season 5 Premiere – What do You Want out of Life?

    133 – Season 5 Premiere – What do You Want out of Life?

    Where do you want to live?  How much money do you want to make?  How big is your house gonna be?  Car? Job? 















    It's important to dream about these things but none of it is going to happen on accident.  















    In this episode Sean and Kyle talk about what they want out of life and the importance of taking steps today toward those things.















    They also introduce a new segment: Top 5.















    This show is possible with your support. If you enjoy listening to Sean and Kyle please consider making a DONATION.















    2021 is upon us and it's time to plan ahead. Get inspiration for your year with our 2021 calendar available in the 2DD store: https://twodisableddudes.com/product/2dd-calendar-2021/

    • 39 min
    132 – 2DD Forum with the XLH Network

    132 – 2DD Forum with the XLH Network

    Meaningful conversations with friends are what we love - and that's what we thoroughly enjoyed about our 2DD Virtual Forum with the XHL Network.  Listen to our 4 panelists for perspectives on living with XLH that relate to any walk of life.















    If your organization is planning to engage your community in 2021 either live or virtually, the 2DD Forum may be a good fit.  Check out an overview at twodisableddudes.com/forum and reach out to us at thedudes@twodisableddudes.com to discuss.  Talk to you soon!











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    Sean:

    Welcome to the Two Disabled Dudes podcast.

    Kyle:

    We believe life is about how we react.

    Sean:

    XLH is a rare disease that Kyle and I didn't know much about until we were invited to be a part of XLH week in October 2020. It was a week of programming for the XLH community, full of education and fellowship. We thoroughly enjoyed learning from this panel of incredible patients, advocates, parents, and new friends. Enjoy the discussion.

    Sean:

    We are excited to be a part of the XLH Week and we're honored to be a part of the conversation today. Over the years, Kyle and I have experienced the power of support and connection through events, just like this one; in-person, virtual, getting coffee with one or two people, whatever it may be, where we have the opportunity to discuss our challenges, celebrate our wins, however big or small they may be. And, of course, collectively explore the ways in which we can move forward in life.

    Sean:

    We're honored to dialogue with a group of amazing individuals today, closely connected with the XLH community. We'll take a moment to allow each of them to introduce themselves. I'm going to head down here, bottom screen. JoBeth, would you mind stepping up?

    JoBeth:

    Hey, everybody. I'm JoBeth Sousa. I live in Lewisville, North Carolina. I have two children. I have an 18 year old son, who attends Wake Forest, and he does not have XLH. I do have a 13 year old daughter who was a spontaneous case. We diagnosed her when she was approximately 18 months old.

    JoBeth:

    I am here on the panel today as a caregiver. I also am a member of the Board of Directors for XLH, as well. Kara Beth was slow to walk, which is how we diagnosed her. She was in-toeing and dragging her left leg whenever she was learning how to walk.

    JoBeth:

    I had gone with another family on a trip to the beach, and they had a son that was about the same age as Kara Beth. We were just comparing, developmentally, the children and how different their son was compared to Kara Beth. He was toddling everywhere and KB was not.

    JoBeth:

    We talked to that family and they suggested that we just take her, pay our co-pay, and go see a specialist, and see if we could figure out what was going on. Fortunately, we actually saw an orthopedic doctor, and he did a simple blood test and identified that her phosphorous level was too low. He was the one who was able to diagnose her and tell us about her disease.

    JoBeth:

    When I left the office, I started spending some time researching on the internet and I found the XLH Network, which is how I got to the network.

    Kyle:

    And, JoBeth, we are going to talk about this in a little bit, but just so everybody knows, your wonderful daughter is an amazing soccer player, despite XLH. I love that so much.

    JoBeth:

    Yes. Actually, I am not in North Carolina today. I'm in Virginia, at a soccer tournament.

    Kyle:

    Nice.

    JoBeth:

    Her team has won two games already today, which means we get to play for the championship tomorrow. Good times.

    Kyle:

    Love it.

    Sean:

    There was a part of me that thought, "Man, her room looks like a hotel. It's so neat,

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
143 Ratings

143 Ratings

ok.colleen ,

Rock Stars

Kyle and Sean are rock stars in my book. I love listening to their conversations and it seems I always learn something profound to take away.
A good listen! Thanks! Colleen

tomba b ,

Listen to these Dudes!

Entertaining, smart, funny , provocative and personal. Keep cranking all the way to a cure!

chelle0087 ,

Love this podcast!!!

Love this podcast!!!

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