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Living Adaptive is the podcasting home for 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

014 – Kellan and Elizabeth Tilton – Paralyzed From the Waist Down, Boy Who Beat Cancer Fights Disease For Others

By Scott Davidson | Feb 15, 2018

This episode we sit and talk with Kellan and Elizabeth Tilton.  Elizabeth is Kellan’s mom.  Kellan began fighting cancer the day he was born.  Kellan was diagnosed with stage 3 neuroblastoma with secondary paralysis on the evening of his birth.  Although he’s now cancer-free, cancer left Kellan paralyzed from the waist down. Defying the odds from…

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Episode 013 – A Tribute to Matthew Hadden

By Scott Davidson | Jan 31, 2018

Episode 013 – A Tribute to Matthew Hadden In this episode we pay tribute to Matthew Hadden. Sadly Matt recently passed away. If you don’t know, Matthew Hadden and I sat down and talked in episode 006, you can find this episode at or any podcasting app. In the interview Matt and I did,…

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012- Josh Heine – Driving What’s Possible with Wheelchair Racer and Model Josh Heine

By Scott Davidson | Jan 22, 2018

At the age of eighteen years old, Josh was involved in a life-altering car accident. Crushing the vertebrae C5 and C6, amongst numerous other injuries, he was diagnosed as a quadriplegic with little chance of even being able to wheel himself around. However, Josh defied the scientific odds and now thrives as a quadriplegic who is capable…

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011- Aaron Baker – One Man’s Fight to Regain Movement, One Step at a Time

By Scott Davidson | Dec 21, 2017

This episode is an interview with Aaron Baker. Aaron Baker was a professional motocross athlete when he suffered a pretty crazy traumatic accident. From this accident on May 26, 1999, he broke his neck. We discuss this and events in his life including what it felt like to die, which essentially happened to him days…

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010 – Jesi Stracham – Wheel with Jesi as We Learn about Her Life After an Accident that Caused Paralysis

By Scott Davidson | Dec 4, 2017

In this episode Jesi Stracham and I talk about her spinal cord injury and the recovery process, her non-profit, the vlog she is currently filming, cannabis for treating pain, the adaptive and non-adaptive sports she competes in, and a bunch more. Jesi is motivating others one adventure at a time while maintaining a candidness and…

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009 Mike Santiago –  Wounded Warrior, Crossfit Athlete, Trainer, Adaptive Advocate, and PTSD Survivor

By Scott Davidson | Nov 17, 2017

In this episode Army veteran Mike Santiago shares his life after becoming a wounded warrior. Mike lives with a spinal cord injury. He was shot while on active duty in 2002. He’s currently involved with the Wounded Warrior games, Team Blacksheep, Honor Thread, Crossfit competitions as a competitor and a trainer, amongst much more. Mike…

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008 Keith Gabel – A Story of Overcoming Trauma, Adapting after Amputation, and Becoming an Olympian

By Scott Davidson | Nov 1, 2017

In this episode Keith Gabel joins us from Aspen, Colorado where he’s focused on training for the 2018 paralympic games. Keith shares with us his story regarding how he survived witnessing the suicide of his stepfather, adapted to life after losing his leg following a terrible accident, and moving forward and becoming one of the…

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007 Wesley Hamilton – Resilience after Gun Violence, Lessons from Athlete Wes Hamilton

By Scott Davidson | Oct 20, 2017

In this episode, one can learn from Wes Hamilton how to reframe after trauma and build a beautiful, meaningful life.   When Wes Hamilton was 24, he was shot multiple times by someone he never met and spent three weeks in the ICU. He woke up paralyzed from the waist down with a spinal cord…

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006 – Matthew Hadden, Learn how a Determined Warrior Battles through Life with a Terminal Cancer Diagnosis

By Scott Davidson | Sep 25, 2017

In this episode you will hear my interview with Matthew Hadden. This episode is a must, because you get to learn about how a determined warrior, like Matthew, battles through life with a terminal cancer diagnosis. A little background, Matthew Hadden was training for his dream job in law enforcement when he received the devastating…

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