I love mid January; it’s the time of year when Danielle and I are excited for all of your renewed commitments to great health.
At the same time, Martin Luther King Day is a time when we reflect on the lives The Fort has touched over the past year. The majority of you within our community are without limitations and special challenges…things that take an extra dose of “guts and tenacity” to work around each day.
But there’s also the growing population of individuals who find The Fort a safe, inclusive and motivating place to work on becoming their best. That, in itself is pretty cool – but the real magic is in how they inspire you. There’s amputee athlete Noelle, our D1 College Lax player who has zero room in her world for, “I can’t”. There’s Luke, my Down’s Syndrome nephew who cross trains at The Fort in preparation for this summer’s Special Olympics in Seattle. There are the young athletes from The Boys and Girls club who a few of our Coaches train pro bono to help them reach potentials that had never occurred to them. There are many others with physical limitations, intellectual disabilities and disease who train with conviction at The Fort.
The fact that our community welcomes all and becomes inspired to keep showing up, to keep a positive attitude and to keep an understanding of our own unique potentials is really magical. Rock on – MLK. LISA