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Mr. Charlie Ekizian

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Board Member

Avantcare Inc
 
Background

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • degree , broadcasting
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avantcareinc.com, 20 Mar 2015 [cached]
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Charlie Ekizian
Founder of the WSRA (Wheelchair Sports and Recreation Association), Charlie Ekizian broke his neck in 1968 at the age of 21 in a diving accident. Mr. Ekizian's neck was broken at the fifth and sixth cervical vertebrae, making him a quadriplegic. Despite being told he would never use his arms or legs again, Mr. Ekizian was able to regain the use of his arms through an intense fitness regimen, which he still uses and promotes to this day.
Mr. Ekizian brings years of steadfastness and strength to Avantcare's Advisory Board, as well as expertise for our disabled clients.
Wheelchair Sports and Recreation Association Releases the DVD, "Going The Distance: Charlie's Story of Endurance" - Physical Therapy - Medical News
medical.presslib.com, 20 Feb 2009 [cached]
Just in time for the Holidays, Triple Knot Productions and Wheelchair Sports and Recreation Association (WSRA) have released a new DVD about the inspiring life of quadriplegic and WSRA founder Charlie Ekizian. Severely injured in a diving accident forty years ago, Charlie has used athletics, physical fitness and prayer to maintain his health without medications or hospitalization.
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Because Charlie acknowledged in that moment that God had a plan for his life, he was given the strength he needed to live a life that not only exceeded his previous expectations of what his life was meant to be, but also to serve as an example that no matter what challenges we are faced with, our lives can still have power and meaning.
At this point in his life, Charlie has spent 40 years in a wheelchair because of quadriparesis, paralyzed from the chest down. After his 9-month in-hospital rehabilitation, he lived independently, married, worked full-time for many years, volunteered extensively to help other people with disabilities, set national records in numerous wheelchair sports, coached disabled athletes, and ultimately, twenty years ago, started his own charitable organization with his wife Danielle to run weekly therapeutic sports programs for the mobility-impaired: Wheelchair Sports and Recreation Association, Inc.
After getting his degree in broadcasting, he served as a spokesman and appeared in countless TV, radio and newspaper spots to promote the integration of the mobility-impaired into community activities, beginning with sports and recreation and ending with employment and full inclusion. His dedicated work won him many honors along the way including the United Way's Extra Mile Award, Massachusetts Governor's Neighborhood Superstar Award, National Spinal Cord Injury Association's Spirit Award, and New England Wheelchair Athletic Association's Hall of Fame recognition.
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Wheelchair Sports and Recreation Association, Inc., also known as WSRA, is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Organization founded by Charles and Danielle Ekizian.
Wheelchair Sports and Recreation Assoc. (WSRA)
www.wheelchairsportsandrecreation.com, 25 Aug 2014 [cached]
Order this new DVD about wheelchair athlete Charlie Ekizian. Click here for more information.
WSRA
Wheelchair Sports and Recreation Association, Inc. also known as WSRA, is a Non-Profit Organization founded by Charles and Danielle Ekizian.
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In 1989 Charles and Danielle Ekizian wanted to formalize their work in the use of recreational and sports activities among the newly disabled as catalysts for regaining active, invigorating lifestyles.
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Charlie now focuses on consulting with the media and organizations that strive to improve the lives of, and utilize the skills of, mobility-impaired people.
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Charlie Ekizian
Charlie Ekizian is a quadriplegic and founder of WSRA. Charlie is an excellent motivational speaker and consultant who has dedicated his life to helping other mobility-impaired people to strive and thrive through sports and recreational activities. You can take advantage of Charlie's forty years of personal struggle and assisting others as they work to overcome spinal cord injuries. If your organization wants to improve its ability to utilize the skills of its mobility-impaired employees, give Charlie a call. Charlie is available to inspire your managers and your employees.
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avantcareinc.com, 20 Mar 2015 [cached]
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Charlie Ekizian Advisory Board Avantcare, Inc.
Just in time for the Holidays, ...
www.prweb.com, 10 Dec 2008 [cached]
Just in time for the Holidays, Triple Knot Productions and Wheelchair Sports and Recreation Association (WSRA) have released a new DVD about the inspiring life of quadriplegic and WSRA founder Charlie Ekizian. Severely injured in a diving accident forty years ago, Charlie has used athletics, physical fitness and prayer to maintain his health without medications or hospitalization.
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Because Charlie acknowledged in that moment that God had a plan for his life, he was given the strength he needed to live a life that not only exceeded his previous expectations of what his life was meant to be, but also to serve as an example that no matter what challenges we are faced with, our lives can still have power and meaning.
At this point in his life, Charlie has spent 40 years in a wheelchair because of quadriparesis, paralyzed from the chest down. After his 9-month in-hospital rehabilitation, he lived independently, married, worked full-time for many years, volunteered extensively to help other people with disabilities, set national records in numerous wheelchair sports, coached disabled athletes, and ultimately, twenty years ago, started his own charitable organization with his wife Danielle to run weekly therapeutic sports programs for the mobility-impaired: Wheelchair Sports and Recreation Association, Inc.
After getting his degree in broadcasting, he served as a spokesman and appeared in countless TV, radio and newspaper spots to promote the integration of the mobility-impaired into community activities, beginning with sports and recreation and ending with employment and full inclusion. His dedicated work won him many honors along the way including the United Way's Extra Mile Award, Massachusetts Governor's Neighborhood Superstar Award, National Spinal Cord Injury Association's Spirit Award, and New England Wheelchair Athletic Association's Hall of Fame recognition.
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Wheelchair Sports and Recreation Association, Inc., also known as WSRA, is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Organization founded by Charles and Danielle Ekizian.
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