A loan of $6,500 helps update my application while continuing to prepare for the impact accelerator.
Oklahoma City, OK, United States
In the Spring of 1996, I was told the unimaginable for an athlete. I was told I would never play college football at Oklahoma State again because of a back injury I had attained. The NFL wasn't just a dream, I had the ability and was being given the chance to reach that dream. Football was so much my identity, I struggled with depression and uncovering who I was away from the game. The depths of depression I traveled through were enough to inspire this journey. In the spring of 2013, I returned to Oklahoma State University with an idea. This idea would encourage, inspire, and lead others empowering lives through accountability, inspirational coaching, and mentorship. The vision is to encourage others to think differently – and progressively – so they can create a more meaningful life experience that is truly their own. The adage, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime” is the basis of my philosophy. I desire to help lead others to a different tomorrow, by meeting them where they are today. It is with this earnest approach that I built the Qadosh Health and Wellness Experience. Pastoring at LifeChurch, Instructing at Oklahoma State University, playing division I college football at Oklahoma State University, teaching in both public and private institutions, and a being Behavioral Health Rehab Specialist, among others have been instrumental in helping me with taking the results from research to build this application to meet the needs of pre-service professionals, those professionals seasoned with experience, youth, and families become disciplined find their voice while achieving balance with a holistic approach to health and wellness.