Disabled But Not Really (DBNR) is a non-profit organization that was founded by Wesley Hamilton in 2015.

When Wesley became paralyzed three years earlier, he weighed 230 pounds and struggled with obesity and depression. He also suffered medical complications due to his weight and began to look toward fitness and nutrition as a way to not only lose weight, but to feel happier and healthier. In the first eight months, he lost 100 pounds. Through this weight loss, he realized the importance of fitness, especially for those who have disabilities. He was inspired.

DBNR encourages all people with disabilities including spinal cord injuries to get some sort of exercise, regardless of their ability. Our goal is to raise awareness about Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) and show the positive impact that health and fitness can have in disabled communities globally.

DBNR advocates for people in the disabled community by:

  •  Raising awareness about SCI
  •  Participating in fitness competitions
  •  Engaging in mentorship opportunities
  •  Speaking at local and national events
  •  Promoting health and wellness globally
  •  Hosting community workshops for all ages

Who We Are

Vision – To empower the disabled community via programs focused on health, fitness, and wellness to increase daily physical activity

What We Do

Mission –To instill into the disabled community a physically limitless mindset that breeds courage, confidence and competence.

Photo Gallery

See the slideshows of our many events and community outreaches!

Event Photos


We have participated in many events, such as Wod 4 Wheels, Working Wounded Games, and general community outreach. Check out our pictures from each time!


Browse our DBNR apparel and products to help give to a worthy cause!

Our Store


Clothing and t-shirts sporting the DBNR logo and message, your proceeds from our products will go directly towards our mission and the disabled community.


Check out our latest activities, as well as the journeys of our DBNR athletes!



Read about the latest events DBNR has participated in, specific athlete’s stories and tips, and general advice for and about the disabled community’s experiences.

The Disabled But Not Really Foundation is looking to sponsor four athletes in the upcoming year who are in need of that extra push to pursue their fitness goals. Focus will be put on hard training and nutrition and its effect on the body.

Our goal is to help participants find a new outlook on life while having a disability. Each participant will gain confidence and ultimately a stronger mentality to be able to have a physical limitless mindset.

Interested participants above the age of 10 and who are a wheelchair user or have a spinal cord injury may be nominated as a potential finalist. A video submission must be made explaining why they think they should be picked, as well as how their being picked would make an impact on the community.

The video submission deadline is November 30, 2017. Finalists will be picked January 1st, 2018. To learn more, click here.


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