About Us

What is PossAbilities?

PossAbilities is a FREE community outreach program developed by the Loma Linda University Health. Its goal is to offer disabled individuals who were born with or have suffered a permanent physical injury a sense of community and a healthy social network. Our mission is to provide new direction and hope through physical, social, and educational interaction with peers and their community. This free membership program is tailored to persons with physical disabilities such as limb amputation, stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, and others.

Our History

The PossAbilities program was originally developed in 2000 in response to the need for the continuum of care for our patients and their families after a lengthy hospital stay or a traumatic accident. Through feedback and direction from health care professionals and community members the program quickly evolved into an all-inclusive program for the disabled. As the program and its mission continued to grow PossAbilities has gained the support of administrators, faculty, staff, the student body within the Loma Linda University system and the surrounding community.

Our Mission

To further the healing ministry of Jesus Christ by helping the disabled community be fully integrated into society. Our program accomplishes this through advocacy, mentoring, providing peer support and resources, and creating opportunities through physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual and social interaction. PossAbilities celebrates the value of each individual regardless of their limitations and supports their role as a valued member of the community.

Our Vision

The vision of PossAbilities is to provide all individuals with disabilities the opportunity to discover the boundless ways to find joy and satisfaction in a meaningful life. We feel strongly that every individual has the opportunity to make their community a better place. Leadership comes from the disabled and the able-bodied alike, working together to enable and empower one another. By making our own community stronger, we lead by example to share our vision nationwide.

Our Values

PossAbilities shares the values of Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus by innovating excellence in Christ-centered health care through community outreach and support.

Stay Active and Have Fun!

Join Us. You will have many opportunities to get active, get healthy, and make new friends. There are wheelchair sports, social and recreational activities, support groups, and more. Get a discounted gym membership and take advantage of adaptive workout equipment, or check out our calendar of events and programs.

Belong. We want you to feel connected. Whether you received care at Loma Linda University Medical Center or heard about us later, you can be a part of PossAbilities. Our goal is to provide you the opportunities and tools you need to succeed and feel good about yourself.

Mentors Needed. Many persons with disabilities are looking for encouragement, emotional support, and a frank but positive view from someone who has been there. Participate in the peer support program by volunteering a few hours of your time to reach out to someone who needs it the most.

Benefits of Membership:

  • Quarterly “PossAbilities & Younewsletter
  • Social and recreational activities
  • Peer mentoring
  • Wheelchair sports
  • Support groups
  • Discounted membership to the Drayson Center with adaptive equipment (small fee) includes:
    • Weight and cardio rooms (adaptive equipment available)
    • Indoor ¼-mile running track
    • Outdoor ½-mile dirt track
    • Tennis, and indoor racquetball and basketball courts
    • Floor and water aerobics
    • Martial arts
    • Outdoor heated pools (accessible by automatic lift) and jacuzzi
    • TV lounge
    • Snack shop
    • Ping pong tables
    • Personal trainers
    • Massage therapy
    • Friendly and caring staff
  • Discount prescription program
  • On-campus cafeteria and snack shop discounts
  • Grant and scholarship opportunities

Comments (2)

  • Paul Bolton Reply

    Last week I sent Christina a message regarding the situation with our contractor and if something could be worked out regarding the second half payment he will be due once the work is completed on our home. (This is also regarding the Grant we were awarded) His concern is that he can’t wait for a month or longer to recieve that check, being a small business contractor. He is hopeful you can cut the check and hold it until work is completed or give it to us to hold. Either way, please, would you speak to thoses that are part of the decciosn process and call him (Carl at CRSpecialist) and also drop me a message so I am in the loop. We are hopeful work will beginApril 29th and should be completed within 10 days. Thank you for your help.
    Paul Bolton909-244-7460

    April 3, 2019 at 6:07 pm
  • Eric Quander Reply


    I am Founder of the African American Theatrical Ensemble (AATE), a theater company based in Los Angeles. I am writing to you requesting your platform’s support, as we engage in our next project, the AATE’s Adaptation of A Soldier’s Play. Produced by myself and William C. Haugabrook and Directed by award winning actress, June Caryl, we are planning a staged reading of the adapted script on Wednesday, September 11th in Los Angeles. Specifically, we are writing to invite you to join us as Official Supporters of the event and production.

    2019 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Charles Fuller Pulitzer Prize winning play. The original production featured an all male cast, several who have become icons in entertainment, including: Denzel Washington and Samuel L. Jackson. Our production will feature an ALL FEMALE cast, including “differently-abled” artists as an actress in one of the leading roles.

    I and the Producer have adapted the script to suit an all female cast; in addition to slight changes to setting and dialogue, to enhance the play’s social relevance, we have set the events of the play in a dystopian future.

    With a combined experience of over 50 years in the entertainment industry, Mr. Haugabrook and myself have an extensive network of individuals and organizations who will be recruited to collaborate in this dynamic project. AMPLITUDE Magazine and Backstage have both joined as Official Media Sponsors; additionally, Emmy Nominee, Crystal Lee Brown, icons Mariel Hemingway and Paula Jai Parker and amputee actress Rachael Handler are all attached to this historic event.

    When & Where
    We have completed a draft of the adapted script and are currently scheduling a staged reading, to take place on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 7:30 PM at the los Angeles Theater Center in Los Angeles.

    What YOU can do to help
    Help us engage the amputee community to create awareness and interest in the project.
    Provide ad space on your social media platforms to publicize staged reading and production, including a feature article in your newsletter.
    Co-host staged reading on 9/11/2019; be a sponsor during the Opening Night Gala on November 8, 2019, help us FILL the HOUSE!

    We are able to provide you with any information you might need regarding our vision of the production and a collaboration and would like to schedule a conference call with yourself and appropriate staff at your earliest convenience. Mr. Haugabrook and myself will make ourselves available Monday thru Friday of that week, anytime between 11 AM and 4 PM PST.

    We appreciate your consideration in advance, and can be reached via email, or directly at (760) 217-2129.

    Eric Quander,
    Founder, AATE

    August 9, 2019 at 5:33 pm

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