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KIRK LATIMER FOUGHT THROUGH ABUSE, DRUGS AND SELF-HATRED TO BECOME A MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER WHO TRAVELS THE WORLD INSPIRING OTHERS.

The night I took a gun to my own head, I had gotten a phone call and was distracted enough, sad enough, tired enough to simply forget to go back to pull the trigger. So I went on another day. And another. And another. I graduated high school, tried out for the graduation speech and ended up delivering it in front of thousands of people—when my grades barely warranted a diploma.

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ScarsAPEMAN STRONG
BROCK KLAHOLD FOUGHT THROUGH DIABETES, A BROKEN ANKLE AND A HERNIATED DISC IN JUST FIVE YEARS

“His diabetes was always a battle, often struggling during games because of either highs or lows, but never giving up,” Philip said. “All of Brock's hard work payed off and he was recruited by a number of Division III colleges.”

The challenges were not over for Brock, though. Later in his senior season, he developed back pain but always fought through it. Everyone thought it was due to lack of flexibility from the weight loss he experienced during his trial with diabetes. 

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ScarsAdam Field
Ellie Rojas

In a special edition of our LIFTED stories, APEMAN Ellie Rojas shares a heartfelt and emotional poem that highlights the impact powerlifting has had in her life.

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ScarsAdam Field