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Meet the Thrive Advocates

Meet the Thrive Community Advocates

In October 2019, Enemeez® launched The Thrive Community. Enemeez® goal in launching Thrive was to provide a safe, engaging and educational space for any person with a disability, their caretakers and healthcare providers. Ask questions, connect with peers and empower each other through open communication and engagement and share the power of ‘choosing to thrive’.

Our conversations are led by incredible individuals who themselves are choosing to thrive.

Meet some of our key Thrive Advocates here!

Scott Chesney

Meet one of the members of Disability Group called Thrive Community his name is Scott Chesney

Scott Chesney, a two-time world traveler and a navigator of life with paralysis for over two decades, has presented to over one million people in 38 countries.

After awakening to paralysis at the age of 15 from a sudden spinal stroke, Scott has amassed a resume of transformational experiences, powerful insights, and inspiring stories that cut to the core of the human spirit. He is an internationally recognized speaker, and his positive and inspiring messages have changed countless lives.

His insights have been coveted and applauded by Fortune 500 corporations, hospitals/rehab centers, associations, sports’ teams, audiences at The United Nations, The Pentagon, FBI, colleges, and K-12 schools. To learn more about Scott and his story, watch the trailer for his documentary, Ride the Wave, here.

 

Join Scott Live throughout the month in the Facebook Thrive Community.

Craig Kennedy

meet Craig Kennedy a member of disability Thrive CommunityCraig is a disability consultant and trainer with the Open Doors Organization with more than 20 years of experience working with people with disabilities, disability travel and tourism and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Craig moved to Colorado from the Adirondacks in upstate NY in 1994 where a skiing accident left him paralyzed from the waist down just two years later.

A published author and Co-Founder of an Adaptive Travel Resource Company called Access Anything with his wife Andy, and founder of CK Consulting, he has spent the last 20 years motivating people with disabilities to look beyond their perceived abilities while advocating for their rights as both people and travelers.  He spent that last 10 years as a founding Board Member and Program Director for Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports (STARS) helping to grow that Adaptive Sports Program from the ground up while teaching others with disabilities how to ski and recreate in the outdoors.

Craig is also a Whole Food Nutrition and Business Coach with the Juice Plus Company and brings an infectious positive attitude with him wherever he goes and hopes to affect positive change, better health, and improved access to the world of disabilities.  He lives in Steamboat Springs, Colorado with his wife Andy.  Together they love to travel and explore the world while helping to make travel a reality for millions of people with disabilities around the world.

Join Craig live each month in the Facebook Thrive Community!

Ryan Gebauer

thrive community advocates ryanRyan has led a very interesting life. In June 1995, when Ryan was only 16 years old, his world changed forever. Ryan and his friends were climbing a tree in his neighborhood, and when Ryan jumped out of that tree into the lake below, he lost his balance and broke his neck at the C3-4 level, leaving him paralyzed. He was hospitalized for six months following his inury. During that time, he had numerous surgeries, went through rehabilitation and generally learned how to live as a quadriplegic.

While many would simply give up, Ryan made another choice.  He chose to get better rather than bitter.  With that positive attitude, in 2008 he received a Masters in Business Administration after receiving a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science, Criminal Justice and Business in 2004, became an advocate for the disabled, and a pillar of the community.

Ryan was forced in the harshest manner and at a very early age to learn to overcome obstacles and with that knowledge he helps people. He is considered a valuable asset to this community by everyone who comes into contact with him. Ryan touches many lives in his community through his outreach, volunteering and his work as a mentor. He is honest, highly intelligent, and perceptive.  Because of his positive disposition and his reflective way of operating, he is able to motivationally speak at schools throughout South Florida about his life and the importance of life in general.  With his candid sense of humor and real-life experiences, he teaches how to turn adversity into opportunity, and how each of us can overcome our individual limitations.  He has incredible creative energies and abilities to accomplish what needs to be done.  One of Ryan’s most amazing qualities is his ability to overcome adversity and turn a challenge into an opportunity.

Ryan learned something from his life of adversity, which he is teaching others on a daily basis …”NEVER GIVE UP!”

Tune in to Facebook Live in the Thrive Community to hear Ryan review popular products and equipment he uses in daily life, as well as answer questions we gets on a regular basis from other individuals with spinal cord injuries.

Join the Thrive Community

As Scott Chesney so thoughtfully shares, “The only place that true disability can reside is in one’s attitude. The choice is yours.” We hope that you CHOOSE TO THRIVE!

Click here to join the Thrive Community today

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