Hero of the Week: Wesley Hamilton


Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week… Find out how you can nominate a Hero of the Week at the bottom of the page.


This week, we highlight the life of Wesley Hamilton, from Kansas City, Missouri. In January of 2012, Wesley got into an altercation that resulted in gun fire. He sustained shots to his abdomen that left him paralyzed from the waist down.

Although he felt defeated and depressed from his situation, he was motivated to get better, so he could be the best father to his daughter Navaeh. Wesley took a college course on nutrition, losing 100 pounds. Then, he became a certified CrossFit trainer.

Wesley wanted to help others with disabilities, so he started a non-profit called Disabled But Not Really. He now trains dozens of people with disabilities, helping them to become stronger and more independent. During the pandemic, he did personal training from his own gym and even launched a mobile gym, continuing to safely train those stuck at home.

Learn more about this story as covered by CNN.

Kix’s Response:

Man, what a way to turn your life around and becoming a better version of yourself through adversity.  Wesley Hamilton is a living example of doing good and helping others. We are happy to recognize you as our ACC Hero of the Week!




Nominate a Hero of the Week

Now, we want to know who has made a difference in your life. Nominate a local firefighter, police officer, EMT or someone who is serving our country in the military. It could even be a neighbor, family member or friend who lent a crucial helping hand. Let us know all about the person who you feel is a real life hero by emailing us here and please feel free to send us a picture!

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