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Interview with Tony Torres

Tony “Jimmy Wheelz” Torres can’t keep still for too long. He grew up used to being constantly in motion, and that’s how he lives his life these days as a WCMX athlete and now published author of a new book, “Jimmy Wheelz and the Minilights,” about a young boy with spina bifida who discovers the light inside himself while being hospitalized due to complications. Laurita Tellado, Social Media Manager for Affordable Medical, had the opportunity to chat with Torres about...

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Jimmy Wheelz And The Minilights

Jimmy Whelsner has just begun middle school when he suddenly becomes ill from conditions surrounding his birth defect, spina bifida. After being admitted to Front View Hospital, Jimmy discovers the light inside himself, a light that he never even knew existed. All it takes is a bit of growing up and the help of three magical little creatures: the Minilights. (more…)

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ASF Adaptive Sports Jam 2019

Being in a wheelchair or having another serious disability doesn't have to be the end of someone's drive to compete, be athletic, and to push themselves in friendly challenges to achieve physical goals.  The good news is organizations are out there to help potential wheelchair athletes, and others, get ready for events and then compete.  Two leaders in this space is the charitable community organization ASF Adaptive Sports, from Florida, and West Coast leaders in Wheelchair Motocross related activities...

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WalkNRoll For Spina Bifida 2018

Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida is the SBA's largest annual fundraiser for local community programs and national research, advocacy, education, and support. People of all ages look forward to this event, highliging a non-competitive one-mile walk/roll, educational resource fair, games and activities, and amazing opportunities to connect! Each location features it's own special flair, in Las Vegas it might be a visit from Elvis or in Southern CA you may take pictures with Star Wars characters. You just never know...

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