Two Disabled Dudes

Two Disabled Dudes

Sean and Kyle are both affected by a rare disease called Friedreich’s ataxia (FA). FA affects their balance and coordination, significantly limiting their physical abilities. However both dudes have completed several long distance bike rides including “The World’s Toughest Bike Race” - Race Across America (RAAM). Their RAAM journey is the subject of an award winning documentary called The Ataxian. Kyle rode his trike to the top of the highest paved road in North America and Sean ran with the Olympic Torch. Their podcast is about setting sights beyond the challenges in your life and dreaming big, making a plan, and then executing like mad. You are guaranteed an emotional rollercoaster, and practical thoughts that you can apply to your life with this podcast.... Show More

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October 4, 2019

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In August, we joined team de:terminence for an off-road adventure! White Mountain is one of California's highest peaks, reaching over 14,240' in elevation.

Recognized as one of the easiest 14'ers and probably the most bike-able, we called our friends at Catrike and went for a ride.

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Kipp Wesslen was diagnosed with an unknown type of Ataxia and he has become an amazing adaptive athlete. He has learned to fight back against his disease and gain control over his life through adaptive sports.

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Kyle and Brent Pease are amazing athletes, period.  They support each other and push each other to amazing heights including an official finish at Ironman Kona, the most prestigious finish line in Ironman.  Kyle happens to have Cerebral Palsy and they compete as a team.  Listen to this episode to hear a shining example of living beyond circumstances. 

 

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We can stop limiting ourselves by changing our perception of how others view us.

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Push it!

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Muffy Ritz completed "the world's toughest bike race" - Race Across America 3 times as a solo competitor.  But that's not what she's most proud of.  Listen to find out what it is.

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This podcast would have never happened if we weren't keeping each other accountable.  There are many other examples in our lives where accountability is the key to follow through.  Join us as we discuss this and the future of Two Disabled Dudes.

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May 26, 2019

Kyle Attended the Professional Patient Advocates in Life Sciences (PPALS) training a few weeks ago.  Immediately following, Sean joined for a screening of The Ataxian to kick off the Great Plains Rare Disease Summit.  Join us for the conversation!

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Kristin smedley was a new mother with a dream life when she found out her baby was blind due to a rare disease.  Then she was dealt a second "dose of blindness" a couple years later when her second son was blind too.  All the hopes and dreams she had for her life were crushed. It took several years but she learned to follow her kids' lead to navigate the world of blindness.  And she learned to Set Extraordinary Expectations through... Read more

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May 11, 2019

Elaine Baumstark and Diane Bryant join the dudds to talk about how two pains in the neck turned into two really good looking and extremely intelligent young men. Seriously, we are grateful for Moms who continue to be wise and supportive influences on our lives.  Happy Mothers' Day everyone! 

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Understanding the science behind your disease, condition, or challenge is intimidating and many times the question is "Why should I?  What's the point?"  However when we do make the effort to understand, we may find out that it becomes an incredibly important and empowering part of our journey.

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In part one of this two part interview, Jeff talked about the chalenges OCD brought to his life.  In part two (this epidode) Jeff talks about how he has used his adversity to create a platform for advocacy for himself and others.

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Jeff Bell lives with Clinical OCD and he has used it as an opportunity to formulate an approach to conquering challenges and help others do the same.

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The dudes discuss the difference between a reason and an excuse based on one's own personal principles.

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Sean read Kyle's book (Shifting into High Gear) recently and he had a few questions and discussion points. Links to order Kyle's book are ar kyleabryant.com Additionally Sean and Kyle explore their photos for their top three of 2019 so far.

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April 1, 2019

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March 24, 2019

Kyle's first experience as an Uber driver. And the dudes discuss 3 things each that make their lives better.

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