Challenged Athletes Foundation takes pride in the adaptive athletes they support. Through equipment, travel, and training grants, we are happy to provide the support necessary for those with physical disabilities to achieve a level of success that permeates into all aspects of their life.
What started out as a birthmark on Kyler’s foot evolved into a constant source of pain and a thorn in the side of an otherwise athletically inclined child. Kyler’s family would discover at age 8 that he had an extensive Arterial Venous Malformation (AVM) that was interfering with the normal vasculature of his right foot.
Years of playing soccer through the pain alternated with trips to see a specialist in Denver would eventually lead to a tough decision; the foot would be amputated.
Today, Kyler stands on one foot, trading years of pain for freedom and a chance to retain his active lifestyle without losing an ounce of his determination, positive attitude, or personality.
Kyler has his whole life ahead of him, and losing a foot isn’t going to stop him from everything he lives to gain and accomplish!
Kyler still aspires to be an elite athlete and does his best to not only excel in athletics, but also as a student and considerate, gracious, human being. CAF is proud to partner with the 2015 Octoberstache campaign to support Kyler. Follow his journey here: https://www.facebook.com/elcajonfire.octoberstash
About Challenged Athletes Foundation
The Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF) is a world leader in helping people with physical challenges lead active, healthy lifestyles. CAF believes that participation in physical activity at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life. Since 1994, more than $67 million has been raised and over 11,000 funding requests from people with physical challenges in all 50 states and dozens of countries have been satisfied. To learn more, visit challengedathletes.org or call 858-866-0959.