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“To empower the disabled community to increase daily physical activity and influence them
through programs focused on health, fitness, and wellness.”


The disabled community is 2x as likely to be obese.

We’re here to help you push through and overcome these challenges. Mental, emotional, and physical health — they’re all intertwined and build on each other. We believe that when you’re healthier, you feel better, and when you feel better about yourself — when you love and believe in yourself — you can achieve anything.

Mental Health

Depression may be 2-10x more commonin people with disabilities — enough to be considered a “secondary condition” associated with physical, developmental, sensory, and/or intellectual disability.


Fitness is a cornerstone of good health, from strength training to cardio. Currently only about half of adults with disabilities get any kind of aerobic exercise.


People with disabilities are often at risk for nutritional problems for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Special eating needs or feeding problems
  • Unbalanced or inappropriate diets
  • Access to food and care

Love , Believe in , Free , Push , Be Confident in ,Yourself

Our mission- To instill into the disabled community a physically limitless mindset that breeds courage, confidence, and competence.

#HelpMeFit Challenge

Through the #HelpMeFit Challenge, Disabled But Not Really sponsors athletes who are in need of that extra push to pursue their fitness goals. Focus will be put on hard training and nutrition and there effects on the body. Our goal is to help participants find a new outlook on life despite while having a disability. Each participant will gain confidence and ultimately be empowered with a stronger mentality and a physically limitless mindset. Sign up for our Summer program now!! Begins in June.



Disabled But Not Really has partnered with Crossfit Memorial Hill to provide training, equipment, and support.


Wesley’s Story

Wesley Hamilton, founder of Disabled But Not Really (DBNR), is not your ordinary non-profit entrepreneur. His enthusiasm for education, his goals to empower, and his humble servitude to the KC community are hard to match. And Wesley’s perseverance through his struggles motivates many.

After a tragic Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Wesley found himself in a wheelchair, battling obesity, being a single father, and feeling depressed. Instead of wallowing, he got to work. He lost weight through old-fashioned fitness and good nutrition. Beyond the physical benefits, Wesley became inspired. The power of transformation through fitness and nutrition was something Wesley wants everyone to experience. So Wesley founded DBNR.


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Here’s how you can help


Help a member of the disabled community find a new outlook on life.


Volunteers make our world go round. Sign up for opportunities to lend your time, knowledge, and skills to our work.


Discover resources to fund training and equipment, learn about adaptive sports, and find a place to train.


Provide support for our Hydrate the Homeless program by donating materials for our water and care packages.


When you buy and wear DBNR apparel, proceeds go directly to provide specialized fitness equipment for our athletes – and you help us spread awareness about our cause.


Disabled But Not Really is a 501(c)3 organization. With your help, we’re able to grow our impact and fulfill our mission.

Help Us Reach Our Goal:

Each donation you make goes to support Disabled But Not Really programming, directly impacting improving the mental, health, and physical wellness of our community.