“Wrestling MS has changed my life and the way I deal with my MS limitations. Before Wrestling MS, I assumed I would never be able to ride a bike again. I was in a wheelchair full time, filled with self doubt and barely able to transition in the bathroom. How could I even think about getting on a bike??
Well, the founders and leaders at Wrestling MS wouldn’t accept my “I can’t do that…sorry….response.” Instead, they strapped me on the back of a tandem recumbent bike and the lead rider told me; “Help out if you can, if not, I’ll do the pedaling and you enjoy the fresh air.” Well…after a few miles of doing nothing on the back of this bike…I started using my upper body arm strength to pump my legs. Before long, I was actually helping pedal that tandem bike forward! In fact, within a few months, we rode that tandem bike on Bike MS…almost 100 miles over two days!! The best part was that we were joined by almost 20 riders from our Wrestling MS team. It was an awesome feeling of personal accomplishment and team camaraderie!!
Not satisfied to let me rest on my laurels, Wrestling MS presented me with a single recumbent bike and challenged me to the next level. Fast forward almost two years and I have completed hundreds of rides…by myself, with my wife and my Wrestling MS team…over 2000 miles! I can truly say that none of this would have been possible without the leadership, encouragement and dedication of the Wrestling MS program!”