ERIC MORANTE

Retired USMC Sgt, amputee boxer, disabled vet, the people's hero

Eric has inspired many after surviving a suicide bomb while in active duty. He has busted through boundaries to get to where he is at today. Competed in the National Amputee Boxing show and spreading awareness for disable vet benefits. Eric one day hopes to get boxing in the paralympics.

Follow his journey at:

  • Eric Morante - Amputee Athlete/Boxer
  • Eric Morante - Amputee Athlete/Boxer

JAMES RUDOLPH

Overcoming Guillian-Barre syndrome through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Like many others, James joined Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a way to stay active and in shape. Soon after receiving his blue belt, he diagnosed with Guillian-Barre syndrome. There were days that were touch and go, on a breathing machine and his better days was just him wondering if he would ever get back on the mats. With physical therapy, he is currently back on the mats with his team.

Follow his journey at:

  • James Rudolph Facebook
  • James Rudolph Instagram

NICOLE ADDERLY

Breast Cancer Survivor to

50 and Fabulous

I met Nicole through former UFC champion, Yves Edwards. He told me her battle with cancer and showed me photos of her still working out even on days she didn't feel well. I flew to Columbus, Georgia to meet her. I instantly fell in love with her and her outlook on life. She is now a cancer advocate and trains other cancer patients and cancer survivors to get back to health.

Follow her journey at:

  • Nicole Adderley Facebook
  • Nicole Adderley Instagram

MELISSA LOZANO

Breast Cancer Survivor to

World Champion

I train with Melissa at our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy and I am testament of her work ethic and dedication. As a BRCA1 mutation carrier, she has lost her breasts but has gained so much more gratitude for life. She is helping others grow into a healthier, stronger version of themselves at her own training facility M-Pow-R. 

Follow her journey at:

  • Melissa Lozano Facebook
  • Melissa Lozano Instagram