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Living Adaptive

Living Adaptive is the podcasting home of stories from the adaptive community. Keep current with adaptive happenings and listen to guests that include individuals that adapt to notable adversity and thrive, supporting organizations, and personalities that are making impacts within the adaptive world. You can adapt no matter the challenge.

 

Show Notes

Kind of a Quadriplegic – Karah Behrend

By Scott Davidson | May 1, 2020

Karah Behrend is a professional Rally Driver, content creator, inventor of adaptive equipment, keynote speaker, WC Rugby and Warrior Games athlete, and retired USAF Senior Airman.  As a professional Rally Driver Karah Behrend recently placed 2nd in the Rebellerally which is the first women’s off-road auto navigation rally raid in the United States.   After…

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“Not all Blind People are Prophets” – Blind Comedian and Pro Athlete Joshua Loya

By Scott Davidson | Apr 22, 2020

Hanging with blind comic, surfing champion, professional adventurer, and martial artist Joshua Loya. Hear what it’s like to be a blind champion surfer, comedian, bjj practitioner, and adventurer. Joshua Loya brings interesting perspectives regarding ways to enjoy and hit them goals. He’s a super funny person and but he definitely gets real in this interview…

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Live Your Best Life, Despite the Adversity, Lessons from an Osteosarcoma Survivor

By Scott Davidson | Apr 15, 2020

Right now we have so many uncertainties, a climate of isolation, fears of illness, and similar unsettling phenomena.  Jill Englund brings us a really import message of making the best of any difficult situations you encounter.  Jill Englund runs her platform BEST OF CANCER  She’s an osteosarcoma survivor, pediatric cancer fighter, public speaker, amputee (rotationplasty), cancer…

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Amputee is donating his kidney to another amputee – Jeff Soelberg

By Scott Davidson | Apr 2, 2020

Adaptive helping the adaptive!  Would you donate your organ?  What’s stopping you from donating a piece of your body to another person?  This is an amazing story that deserves more attention.  Jeff Soelberg (amputee and founder of Jeff Giving a Hand) talks about preparing to donate his kidney to another amputee next week even in…

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Losing Leg From Body Piercing Suspension Accident Doesn’t Stop Robbie Ripoll from Empowering Others

By Scott Davidson | Mar 28, 2020

Robbie Ripoll (Ink Master) recently suffered an injury causing him to become an amputee.  We talk Robbie being famous, rich, poor, and getting into tattooing at 12 years old.  We also discuss the high school blackmarket, his injury that went viral, surgeries, starting an empowerment movement, and a lot more. Robbie Ripoll is a Florida-based…

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From Embracing Competition and Nude Photo Shoots to Minimalism and Being the Light, We Jump Into Jeremy Ogle’s World

By Scott Davidson | Mar 16, 2020

Jeremy Ogle joins us today and we throw a bunch of listener questions his way and we also discuss his nude photo shoot, the impacts of cancelled events, media outlets missing some major parts of his story, impacts of discussing severe depression, improving the adaptive community, if he’ll ever settle down, competing, and a bunch more.…

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Ben Huntzinger Wanted to Go Off-Road so he Invented the Spartan Wheel Chariot Wheelchair

By Scott Davidson | Mar 10, 2020

Ben Huntzinger is an inventor, athlete, and straight forward personality.  Ben was paralyzed in an automobile accident in 2009 and broke his back (T-4 level).  Ben wasn’t satisfied with the options that currently existed in terms of wheelchairs and attitudes and so he decided to jump out of the box and innovate a chair that…

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Wounded Green Beret to Adaptive Thriver – Randy Nantz Part 2

By Scott Davidson | Mar 2, 2020

Randy Nantz is a Green Beret (retired) that was wounded in combat. He’s an elite athlete receiving notice with his involvement in adventure sports, OCRs, etc. and is one of the more well known ATF grads.   Randy Nantz has managed and supports various veteran and adaptive organizations since injury.  Note this, Randy Nantz is…

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Wounded Green Beret to Adaptive Thriver – Randy Nantz Part 1

By Scott Davidson | Mar 2, 2020

Randy Nantz is a Green Beret (retired) that was wounded in combat. He’s an elite athlete receiving notice with his involvement in adventure sports, OCRs, etc. and is one of the more well known ATF grads.   Randy Nantz has managed and supports various veteran and adaptive organizations since injury.  Note this, Randy Nantz is…

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