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About tonytorres

I think the most significant decision I can make on a day to day basis is my choice of attitude. It is more important than my past, my education, my bankroll, my successes or failures, fame or pain, what other people think of me or say about me, my circumstances, or my position. Attitude keeps me going or hinders my progress. It is the only fuels my fire or assaults my hope. When my attitudes are right, there is no barrier too high, no valley too deep, dream too extreme, no challenge too great for me. "

Me & U Fitness Academy “Wheelchair Rodeo” Nov. 11th 2017

Join us Saturday, November 11th for a wheelchair fitness rodeo and see how you can exercise in your wheelchair to help you to be more independent and stronger. […]

By | November 1st, 2017|Fitness, WCMX, WCMX Clinics|0 Comments

2017 WCMX World Champioships

RISE Adaptive Sports teamed up once again with Action Park Alliance Grand Prairie,TX to host the: WCMX World Championship 2017 […]

By | May 3rd, 2017|Community, Competition, WCMX, World Championships|0 Comments

WCMX ATHLETE, TONY TORRES, TO COMPETE IN RISE ADAPTIVE SPORTS WCMX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

For Immediate Release: March 30, 2017 Contact: Tony Torres, tony@jimmywheelz.com […]

By | March 30th, 2017|Competition, Spina Bifida, WCMX, World Championships|0 Comments

WCMX Florida Clinic – Lakeland 2017

“Don’t let anybody tell you ‘you can’t’… … They don’t know you and your heart” -Buddy “B1L” Elias […]

By | March 11th, 2017|Community, SBACFL, Spina Bifida, WCMX, WCMX Clinics|0 Comments

SBA Conference 2016: Beyond All Limits

I've been trying to think of one word that describes the SBA conference 2016 that I just recently attended out in Minnesota. One word that can best characterize my feelings toward all the sessions, people and the crucial roles they each of them play in the bigger picture we call “Spina Bifida” and I haven’t been able to. I believe the SBA’s conference theme, “Beyond all limits” says it all and says a lot. So much! It's hard for me to even gather my thoughts to write this. However, I know that from experiences is how we help others and each of us with Spina Bifida has been given a great responsibility to teach others, without us even realizing that we are. From our lives, doctors learn how to push boundaries and take risk, to help us reach our full potential. Medical professionals work tirelessly since the day we are born, trying to make our lives as rich as possible. And most importantly our families, since day one have been on our side battling every single battle, so we can have a chance to win the war. I can’t express enough the importance my family had and still has in my life. I can’t thank them enough for the long nights, stressful days and sacrifices they have made just so I can be here.  There is so much power in that. I truly believe that being born with spina bifida has strengthen my family in every way. It has made us into critical thinkers who always look for solutions. Spina Bifida gave us an attitude of never holding back, always moving forward at all cost and giving up is not an option. Some phrases used [...]

By | June 29th, 2016|Community, Conferences, Event, Expos, SBACFL, Spina Bifida|1 Comment

WCMX 2016

Tony Torres, WCMX Athlete attended the RISE Adaptive Sports WCMX World Championship 2016 in Dallas/Fort Worth Texas from April 22-24, 2016. It was non-profits 3 annual competition where athletes from all over the world came to showcase their skills and talent. Rise Adaptive Sports holds twice a week clinics in preparation to this event. During practice you could see people from all over conversing as the athletes took the park with their tricks.  For so many, it was the only event all year around that they could attend and compete. WCMX is a fledging sport that is picking up speed yearly. More and more adaptive skaters take to the sport and with that are changing people’s perspective about people with disabilities. No longer is being confined to a wheelchair limits you to anything, because with attitude and wheels these athletes literally fly. For Tony, it was an unforgeable experience, amazing. This was his first year for him to see the competition first hand. His cousin Anthony and him, took the park along with the other athletes and immediately felt the comradery between all the folks involved. It felt more like a family that hadn’t seen each other in a while. During practice Tony attempted some bigger tricks that he was use too, but fell mostly everytiome., It wasn’t to his last final run, where his spark was lit and started to run through the park with issues. This is the run that brought him second place in the intermediate class. To attend and to bring back to Florida the silver was something Tony never expected, however, he brought back some of the adrenaline and information needed to start working towards a team Florida. Next year, [...]

By | May 4th, 2016|WCMX|0 Comments

WCMX World Championship 2016

Tony Torres, WCMX Athlete, to Attend the RISE Adaptive Sports WCMX World Championship 2016 in Dallas/Fort Worth Texas […]

By | March 17th, 2016|Community, Competition, Event, Press Release, WCMX|0 Comments

SMA WalkNRoll, Lakeland Fl

It was such an honor for Jimmy Wheelz to be invited to this years SMA WalkNRoll. It was a great Saturday filled with smiling kids and adults having a good time. Accompanied but Justin Beauchesne pro skater, Jimmy and Justin got to mingle with members of the SMA and network with the many superheros from the Much Foundation. The kids faces said it all, as the superheros from the Much Foundation came dressed to impress in heir most lavish costumes. From Ninja Turtles to Darth Vader, their was indeed something for everyone, from young to old. Can't wait to see what the future holds for Jimmy Wheelz and friends. Thanks to everyone who made the event possible.

By | November 15th, 2015|Community, SMA|0 Comments

WalkNRoll for Spina Bifida 2015

WalkNRoll 2015 on Octber 24th was a huge success beating last years grand total of thirty thousand dollars by raising thirty two thousand. It's a great honor for Jimmy Wheelz to be part of this event on so many levels. Not only has the SBA played a major role in Jimmy's life but acts as a consonant resource. It was great to see so many familiar faces and all the new ones. The SBACFL's second year at Water Works park utilizing the round about as the WalkNRoll area. Sponsors sit along the sides with games and treats, waiving to the walknroll families. This year Team Westin raised over $5,000 dollars and were awarded the best team and lead the WalkNroll. It's a team effort with everyone doing their part to bring the second annual Tampa Bay WalkNRoll to life. Until next year.   For more information please visit http://sbacentralflorida.org/

By | October 26th, 2015|Community, SBACFL, Spina Bifida|0 Comments

WalkNRoll for Spina Bifida 2015

Jimmy Wheelz LLC, a multimedia company from St. Petersburg, FL, is helping to support the important work of the Spina Bidifa Association of Central Florida for its second year to improve the quality of life for those living with this complex birth defect by participating in the Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida. We have decided to help the SBA take steps today for a brighter tomorrow for those living with the challenges caused by this birth defect. We are committed to raising $2,000 to support programs and services for those with Spina Bifida. You can also make a difference by joining our team, Team Jimmy Wheelz, and walking with us, or by donating funds to help me reach our goal. We love to have you join us- either in person or in spirit through your donation- helping this wonderful cause. We are asking each of our friends to consider a tax deductible donation in support of our efforts. Help us by sharing our campaign ans passing out the flyer. Join the Team and help us spread the word! http://bit.ly/1Hs2quz

By | July 14th, 2015|Community, Event, SBACFL, Spina Bifida|0 Comments