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How Getting Shot Jump-Started One Man's Life

Wesley Hamilton with Bobby Berk from Queer Eye.

Not so long ago, Wesley Hamilton did not exercise and ate some truly awful foods.  Then a bullet damaged his spinal cord and paralyzed him from the waist down. 

Rather than give in to his new reality, he began exercising and eating better, lost 100 pounds, and started a nonprofit, Disabled But Not Really.  DBNR offers programs in fitness and mental and physical health, and its rising profile landed Wesley Hamilton a "make-better" (not a makeover) on the Netflix series "Queer Eye."  Wesley Hamilton speaks at Southern Oregon University this evening (October 22nd), and visits with us in advance.   


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