Whatever Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Adaptive - Jeremy Ogle
Jeremy Ogle of You Adapt is featured in this episode and we talk all kinds of stuff about adapting and the adaptive world. Jeremy lives by the motto that Whatever Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Adaptive.
In the episode we discuss,
Jeremy’s story, including his injury, the recovery process, and how he rebuilt his life in a big way.
You Adapt, Jeremy’s organization.
Jeremy’s activities in the adaptive sports world.
How to stay driven after an injury.
Important organizations that supported Jeremy and other adaptive athletes.
A whole bunch of other adaptive related stuff. It’s a podcast, go listen while you’re doing whatever, come on...
Jeremy Ogle sustained a Brachial Plexus injury on June 20, 2015 during a motorcycle accident, resulting in paralysis of his upper left extremity. His daughter was born just three months after my accident. Leading up to her birth, he battled depression and many other complex physical and emotional challenges. Jeremy was walking a pretty tough path after his injury and at the same time he became a father. Pretty shortly after, Jeremy made a major decision to change his life physically and mentally. Symbollically he hiked one of his favorite mountains and dumped his pain meds in the dirt, crushed them and his new life began. Jeremy Ogle has earned countless medals in multiple sports, especially within adaptive crossfit and obstacle course racing, and recently Jeremy was one of four team members that took home the title for the first ever Spartan Para Elite Team. Jeremy is super driven and has made positive impacts through public speaking, mentoring, forming You Adapt, and especially sharing his life so others can see true perseverance. I should also mention Jeremy’s a personality, he’s really fun, and he’s got one of the best social media presences I’ve encountered.
More about Jeremy Ogle
For Jeremy Ogle, failure was not an option for him. When his daughter came along and once she was placed in his arm all his fears went away. Jeremy knew he had to be strong for her and himself. On the same day it took him 45 minutes to successfully tie his shoes one-handed, he rigged a sling to hold his flailing arm in place and ran for the first time post-accident. The next week he hiked a mountain and dumped his pain meds in the dirt and crushed them. The following week he learned how to ride a motorcycle again, now with only one arm. In March 2016 he committed to going to the gym with the primary goal of being strong enough to hold his daughter. From that day forward, he dedicated himself to this goal both in and out of the gym.
Jeremy has earned countless medals in multiple sports, including Adaptive CrossFit and U.S. Paralympic Nationals and had the pleasure of being a motivational speaker. In 2018, his was fortunate enough to win the title of first ever Spartan Para Elite Team. Jeremy states, "At the end of the day medals are just medals - material things. The real rewarding part of my journey is seeing my daughter and other people’s faces light up when they see me finish a race that was said to be impossible for someone with a disability. At that moment, I can see a light bulb turning on in their mind, illuminating the endless possibilities of what they can accomplish, too. I am proving to them that anyone can achieve anything by believing in it and working hard for it. I do this for them.” Jeremy lives to show others that "when life presents you with a challenge, You Adapt.”
Find Jeremy Ogle and You Adapt using the links below.
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