Chris Ruden says he’s the “only 7-fingered, diabetic speaker, adversity coach and elite Powerlifter you know!” Born with only two fingers on his left hand and a shorter left arm, Chris was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 19. Also a weight-loss and fitness coach, he can deadlift more than 600 lbs and is on track to be the world’s strongest adaptive athlete. But within all that muscle is a story that starts with bullying and continues with overcoming others’ expectations. Chris’s sense of humor and refusal to accept limitations shine through a fun interview.

Stacey also talks about JDRF Walks in her area and looks back at her family’s first walk 9 years ago. They may have broken a few rules at the amusement park they were supposed to be walking through…

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