Wesley Hamilton is the founder of a nonprofit organization named Disabled But Not Really Foundation.  Also an adaptive athlete and motivational speaker and a full time single father.   

He was shot twice just after his 24th birthday, suffered spinal cord injury from gun shot wound to his abdomen, paralyzing him from the waist down for the rest of his life. Depression, six surgeries and bed rest due to being overweight followed.

Motivation came from his young daughter not seeing his disability. She called his wheelchair his Superman chair.  His doctor told him to change his diet, which forced him to study nutrition and he enrolled in junior college.

Was size 44 jean, went from 270 pounds at his highest and dropped to 135.

Then fell in love with fitness and began competing in wheelchair bodybuilding and adaptive CrossFit.  Started nonprofit to create a physical, limitless mindset for those that are physically or mentally disabled. Become a community activist.

Websites: www.iamwesleyhamilton.com

www.disabledbutnotreally.org

Twitter, IG, FB: iamweshamilton

 

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