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pure ability because everyone has abilities not disabilities


what is a disability?


The definition of disability set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) does not distinguish between type, severity, or duration of the disability. It states: “The term ‘disability’ means, with respect to an individual –

(a) a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of such individual; (b) a record of such impairment; or (c) being regarded as having such an impairment.”


do you have a disability?


1 in 5 americans have a disabilty


Among the population age 15 and over, 25 million had difficulty walking a quarter of a mile or climbing a flight of 10 stairs or they have used an ambulatory aid, such as a wheelchair (2.2 million) or a cane, crutches or a walker (6.4 million).


About 18 million individuals age 15 and over had difficulty lifting and carrying a 10-pound bag of groceries or grasping small objects.


About 7.7 million people age 15 and over had difficulty seeing the words and letters in ordinary newspaper print (even with glasses).


i have multiple disabilities


tar syndrome Thrombocytopenia-absent radius syndrome is a rare disorder that is present at birth (congenital). It is characterized by low levels of platelets in the blood (thrombocytopenia) and absence (aplasia) of the long, thin bones of the forearms (radii).


hydrocephalus Hydrocephalus is a build up of fluid inside the skull, leading to brain swelling. Hydrocephalus means “water on the brain.�


asthma Asthma is an inflammatory disorder of the airways, which causes attacks of wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing.


astigmatism Astigmatism is a common eye condition that’s easily corrected by eyeglasses, contact lenses, or surgery. Astigmatism is characterized by an irregular curvature of the cornea. This is one type of refractive error. Astigmatism occurs in nearly everybody to some degree. For significant curvature, treatment is required.


spending most of your childhood in a doctors office is hard


the doctors become apart of your family


meet some of my family


shriners Shriners Hospitals for ChildrenŽ is a health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patients’ ability to pay


Terry Light MD, FAAOS, FACS

Dr. William M. Scholl Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, Orthopaedic Surgery Department Chairperson, Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Division Director, Orthopaedic Surgery


childrens memorial We are the region’s top provider of pediatric specialty care, dedicated to the health and well-being of all children and inspired by the courage of children and families.


David G. McLone MD, PhD

Board certified in Pediatric Neurological Surgery; Neurological Surgery


growing up with a disability is frustrating when you do not have resources available


that is why a nonprofit that provides an educational tool would be a great resource


WHO WE ARE Pure Ability is a youth-focused education and awareness non-profit foundation. We strive to increase awareness about all disabilities to the general public, along with being a resource for those with a disability. While pairing up with the extreme sports and music arena, we hope to spread the word that everyone has abilities not disabilities.


WE VALUE The volunteers and families and the teamwork, collaboration and grassroots efforts that support our organization. The unique cultural link of board sports: the artists, athletes and participants in these sports.

WE BELIEVE Our organization helps people create a positive sense of self-worth and supports people in a time of need. Everyones story is unique and it is our role to honor the diversity of people.


WHAT WE DO TEACH We teach awareness and provide information to empower people who are managing the effects of disabilties on their lives. INSPIRE We believe that having a disabilities should not stop anyone from doing what they love and fighting through the bumps in the road and achieving goals can provide optimism and hope. ADVOCATE We are advocates for those facing ridicule and create a platform for education on disabilities. SERVE We serve the action sports and music community, a passionate group of people who share a love for an active lifestyle through music, sking, snowboarding, skateboarding and surfing.


pure ability


using the grassroots effort most of our message would be spread by volunteers


rock the difference this summer rock the difference this summer

for more information about our summer music festival go to pureablility.org


rock the difference this summer rock the difference this summer

for more information about our summer music festival go to pureablility.org


rock the difference this summer rock the difference this summer

for more information about our summer music festival go to pureablility.org


rock the difference this summer rock the difference this summer

for more information about our summer music festival go to pureablility.org


founder/creative director

Jamie Sieb

2134 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80205


2134 Larimer Street Denver,CO 80205

Adam/Corey Anderson 7947 Jennings Place Merrillville, IN 46410


Jamie Sieb 2134 Larimer Street Denver, CO 80205 jamiesieb@pureability.org pureability.org

October 18, 2010 Adam/Corey Anderson 7947 Jennings Place Merrillville, In 46410

Hello Adam + Corey.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with PureAbilty. We are currently looking for volunteers for our annual Rock The Difference benefit concert.

Please enjoy this volunteer packet and feel free to contact me with any question yo may have about PureAbility or the volunteering process. I look forward to seeing you at one of our events in the near future.

Sincerely yours, Jamie Sieb PureAbility Founder/Creative Director


2134 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80205

Jamie Sieb pureability.org

founder/creative director

2134 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80205

Jamie Sieb pureability.org

founder/creative director

2134 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80205

Jamie Sieb founder/creative director

pureability.org


located downtown in a hightraffic area


2134 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80205


we would partner up with apparel companies and have multiple merch items available to raise funds for scholarships


our main fundraiser would be a music festival called Rock The Difference every summer


the main stage could be used for bands along with artists and other talent


there would also be a vert ramp for bmx and skateboarders


this would bring together the handcapped and alternative sports and music arenas creating a larger community that supports one another


Topics Summer 2010 Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design Pureability Designer: Š2010 Jamie M. Sieb


Pure Ability  

A non-profit that focuses on giving young adults with handicaps the resources to live the most productive lives they dream of.