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Meeting with people in the disabled community to hear their stories and to inform people about the different disabilities. My goal is to inspire people and for people to learn something new. New episodes uploaded weekly. Download the podcast for free on all podcast streaming apps. Follow us on our Facebook and Instagram accounts at Disability to Ability Podcast.
 
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Our guest this week on the podcast is Brett Cassella. I had the pleasure of meeting Brett 7 years back at my first powerlifting meet. I was amazed at how strong of a bench presser he was. It wasn’t until meeting up with him and hearing his story did I realize how difficult of a road it was for him dealing with a hidden disease all while still tryin…
 
Adam Lucio was in a car accident at 5 months old when a drunk driver ran a stop sign hitting his parents car. He was ejected from his car seat leaving him paralyzed. His accident didn't stop him from anything it only made him stronger. Adam and I talk about his childhood and where his will to want to push his body to limits came from and what makes…
 
Sam was born with Cerebral Palsy. They have been friends since high school. They have been making videos together sharing their adventures with Sam’s off-road wheelchair. They now can been seen jumping in the woods or ripping it up at the skatepark. Seeing the incredible bond they have and Sam’s contagious smile, what’s not to love about these guys…
 
Kevin Bramble is an American Paralympian Sit skier and Mono skier. In 1994, he was in a snowboarding accident that paralyzed him. This was caused from an incorrect landing off of a cliff. It was a few years before recovery, although he was still paralyzed. He then decided to start sit-sking. He taught himself how to ski and he found a passion in th…
 
In 2012 Clint Zentner crashed racing his dirt bike and had another bike land on him leaving him paralyzed. He has always had a passion for racing motorsports. He didn't let his accident stop him from chasing what he loves. He got into UTV racing and eventually competed on a professional level. He talks about what it took for him to reach his goal o…
 
Shannon Crossland was born with Ectrodactylya. She was born with just one finger on each hand and two toes on each foot. As a child she under went multiple toe to hand transplant operations. She now is an advocate for embracing differences in people with all abilities and having self love.By disabilitytoability
 
Carley Meuchel was born with Cerebal Palsy she only weighed 2 pounds 4 ounces at birth. In 2019 she became a public speaker and a published author. She released her book about her life in 2019 "The Wheel Truth: Don't Just Survive- Learn To Thrive". Since her career change she has touched peoples lives everywhere and she continues to show with the r…
 
Kelly Northington sustained a traumatic brain injury while serving active duty in the U.S. Army. Along with dealing with her brain injury she also has PTSD, Anxiety and ADHD. Even though she has had to face these obstacles she has chosen to live with the attitude of being able to over come any obstacle that gets in her way.…
 
Ben Huntzinger was involved in a wreck on April 25, 2009, that left him paralyzed from the chest down. While he was in physical therapy, he started to realize the wheel chair industry was missing an affordable off-road wheelchair. He wanted to be able to return to enjoying the outdoors without limitations of his wheelchair. He decided to modify his…
 
Kimberly Borg has PTSD and anxiety driven Tourettes. She became a service dog handler in 2012 when she was paired with her dog, Lady. She worked with a trainer to train Lady and discovered that she had a passion for working with dogs. She later went on to apprentice under the trainer to become a dog trainer herself. She started her own Service Dog …
 
We talk with Amy Brancifort she was born with Autism and ADHD. She has lost over 160lbs through nutrition and being physically active. One of her biggest passions in life is competing in obstacle course races all over the country with her service dog. She tells us how service dogs help her get through her daily life.…
 
Kirstie and Keith talk to Pramit Bhargava, the creator of Louie Voice Control. In 1999, he took a medicine for pain relief. This medication had a 2% chance of visual impairment as a side effect. He later went on to nearly lose all of his vision. He got the idea to develop the voice control app called Louie from his need to utilize cellphone apps in…
 
This weeks guest Madeline Weiss she was born with a rare genetic lung disease called Primary Cillary disease. She wasn’t diagnosed with it until she was 13 years old. She shares her story of growing up with this condition and how it affects her daily life. She discusses how her love of music and theatre has helped her cope with her daily challenges…
 
Keith and Kirstie talk with Olivia Freed a student studying to be a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst. She explains what Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy is and how it can benefit those with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She shares her first hand learning experiences and explains why she is passionate about the ABA field.…
 
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