Non-Profit ‘Life Rolls On’ Helps Athletes With Disabilities Surf And Skate | NBC Nightly News


NOW A GROUP IS EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES TO EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES TO EXPERIENCE THOSE SAME, DISABILITIES TO EXPERIENCE THOSE SAME, TO HELP OTHERS SOAR. EXPERIENCE THOSE SAME, TO HELP OTHERS SOAR.>>Reporter: IT’S A TO HELP OTHERS SOAR.>>Reporter: IT’S A CHAMPIONS TRAIL TO THE>>Reporter: IT’S A CHAMPIONS TRAIL TO THE SEA. CHAMPIONS TRAIL TO THE SEA. WITH LOTS OF SUPPORT, SEA. WITH LOTS OF SUPPORT, ENCOURAGEMENT AND WITH LOTS OF SUPPORT, ENCOURAGEMENT AND LOVE. ENCOURAGEMENT AND LOVE. THIS SUMMER DAY AT NEW LOVE. THIS SUMMER DAY AT NEW YORK’S ROCKAWAY BEACH THIS SUMMER DAY AT NEW YORK’S ROCKAWAY BEACH EXTRAORDINARY FOR YORK’S ROCKAWAY BEACH EXTRAORDINARY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE TROUBLE EXTRAORDINARY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE TROUBLE NAVIGATING THE SAND THOSE WHO HAVE TROUBLE NAVIGATING THE SAND AND SURF. NAVIGATING THE SAND AND SURF. KIM DUNN HASN’T BEEN AND SURF. KIM DUNN HASN’T BEEN IN THE WATER IN 22 KIM DUNN HASN’T BEEN IN THE WATER IN 22 YEARS. IN THE WATER IN 22 YEARS.>>THE DAY I GOT YEARS.>>THE DAY I GOT INJURED WAS THE LAST>>THE DAY I GOT INJURED WAS THE LAST TIME I WAS IN THE INJURED WAS THE LAST TIME I WAS IN THE OCEAN. TIME I WAS IN THE OCEAN.>>Reporter: ALL OCEAN.>>Reporter: ALL POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF>>Reporter: ALL POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF THE GROUP LIFE ROLLS POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF THE GROUP LIFE ROLLS ON, A NONPROFIT THE GROUP LIFE ROLLS ON, A NONPROFIT DEDICATED TO HELP ON, A NONPROFIT DEDICATED TO HELP PEOPLE WITH DEDICATED TO HELP PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES EXPERIENCE THE THRILL DISABILITIES EXPERIENCE THE THRILL OF CATCHING A WAVE. EXPERIENCE THE THRILL OF CATCHING A WAVE. TY SAYS THIS IS WHERE OF CATCHING A WAVE. TY SAYS THIS IS WHERE HIS DISABILITY DOESN’T TY SAYS THIS IS WHERE HIS DISABILITY DOESN’T DEFINE HIM. HIS DISABILITY DOESN’T DEFINE HIM.>>I FELT IN LOVE, DEFINE HIM.>>I FELT IN LOVE, IMMEDIATELY.>>I FELT IN LOVE, IMMEDIATELY. THE FIRST WAVE I TOOK. IMMEDIATELY. THE FIRST WAVE I TOOK.>>GOOD ENERGY, GOOD THE FIRST WAVE I TOOK.>>GOOD ENERGY, GOOD VIBE.>>GOOD ENERGY, GOOD VIBE.>>JESSIE FOUNDED THE VIBE.>>JESSIE FOUNDED THE GROUP AFTER HE WAS>>JESSIE FOUNDED THE GROUP AFTER HE WAS PARALYZED IN A SURFING GROUP AFTER HE WAS PARALYZED IN A SURFING ACCIDENT. PARALYZED IN A SURFING ACCIDENT.>>I FEEL LIKE I’M ACCIDENT.>>I FEEL LIKE I’M DEFINITELY CHANGING>>I FEEL LIKE I’M DEFINITELY CHANGING PEOPLE’S LIVES. DEFINITELY CHANGING PEOPLE’S LIVES. FOR ME IT WAS ABOUT PEOPLE’S LIVES. FOR ME IT WAS ABOUT HELPING OTHER PEOPLE FOR ME IT WAS ABOUT HELPING OTHER PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES. HELPING OTHER PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.>>Reporter: ALONG THE WITH DISABILITIES.>>Reporter: ALONG THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA>>Reporter: ALONG THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST, VOLUNTEERS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST, VOLUNTEERS IN THE VENICE BEACH ARE COAST, VOLUNTEERS IN THE VENICE BEACH ARE HELPING SHREDDERS RIDE THE VENICE BEACH ARE HELPING SHREDDERS RIDE THE RAILS. HELPING SHREDDERS RIDE THE RAILS. SINCE 2001, LIFE ROLLS THE RAILS. SINCE 2001, LIFE ROLLS ON HAS HELPED SINCE 2001, LIFE ROLLS ON HAS HELPED THOUSANDS HOW TO SKATE ON HAS HELPED THOUSANDS HOW TO SKATE AND SURF, BUT MORE THOUSANDS HOW TO SKATE AND SURF, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, GIVEN AND SURF, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, GIVEN THEM A SENSE OF IMPORTANTLY, GIVEN THEM A SENSE OF FREEDOM. THEM A SENSE OF FREEDOM. IT’S AN IDEA FREEDOM. IT’S AN IDEA EMPOWERING 13-YEAR-OLD IT’S AN IDEA EMPOWERING 13-YEAR-OLD SAM STRAIN. EMPOWERING 13-YEAR-OLD SAM STRAIN. DIAGNOSED WITH A BONE SAM STRAIN. DIAGNOSED WITH A BONE DISEASE FOUR YEARS DIAGNOSED WITH A BONE DISEASE FOUR YEARS AGO. DISEASE FOUR YEARS AGO. WHAT’S IT LIKE TO BE AGO. WHAT’S IT LIKE TO BE HERE AND SKATE, DROP WHAT’S IT LIKE TO BE HERE AND SKATE, DROP IN, DO THE COOL TRICKS HERE AND SKATE, DROP IN, DO THE COOL TRICKS THAT YOU DO? IN, DO THE COOL TRICKS THAT YOU DO?>>IT’S A LOT OF FUN. THAT YOU DO?>>IT’S A LOT OF FUN.>>Reporter: YEAH.>>IT’S A LOT OF FUN.>>Reporter: YEAH.>>I WOULD SAY IT’S>>Reporter: YEAH.>>I WOULD SAY IT’S KIND OF LIKE FLYING.>>I WOULD SAY IT’S KIND OF LIKE FLYING.>>Reporter: LIVE KIND OF LIKE FLYING.>>Reporter: LIVE CHANGING, TOO.>>Reporter: LIVE CHANGING, TOO. WHAT’S IT LIKE TO CHANGING, TOO. WHAT’S IT LIKE TO TEACH A KID HOW TO WHAT’S IT LIKE TO TEACH A KID HOW TO DROPPING IN OUR TEACH A KID HOW TO DROPPING IN OUR EXPERIENCE THIS FOR DROPPING IN OUR EXPERIENCE THIS FOR THE FIRST TIME. EXPERIENCE THIS FOR THE FIRST TIME.>>YOU’RE GOING TO THE FIRST TIME.>>YOU’RE GOING TO MAKE ME CRY.>>YOU’RE GOING TO MAKE ME CRY. WHEN YOU’RE TEACHING A MAKE ME CRY. WHEN YOU’RE TEACHING A KID IN THE WHILE WHEN YOU’RE TEACHING A KID IN THE WHILE CHAIR, YOU’RE KID IN THE WHILE CHAIR, YOU’RE EXPANDING THEIR CHAIR, YOU’RE EXPANDING THEIR HORIZONS, GIVING THEM EXPANDING THEIR HORIZONS, GIVING THEM CONFIDENCE. HORIZONS, GIVING THEM CONFIDENCE.>>Reporter: BUILDING CONFIDENCE.>>Reporter: BUILDING CONFIDENCE IN THE

3 thoughts on “Non-Profit ‘Life Rolls On’ Helps Athletes With Disabilities Surf And Skate | NBC Nightly News”

  1. This is great.
    Still,most disabled folks face serious barriers to life much less fun.
    Being able to get to the polls to vote just one thing among dozens we are not able to do because the non disabled are clueless in program design and administration.
    Denial of services the norm in my community

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