RAPID’s mission is to help people with disabilities embrace and succeed in reaching their health, wellness and athletic performance goals. While we plan, work and grow, we are passionate about building our nonprofit through sustainable revenue. RAPID’s founder, Emily Purry, donates her time to provide keynote speeches, training and coaching to families, organizations and individuals with all proceeds going back to RAPID in order to build the RAPID facility.
Emily’s lectures focus on issues about wellness and sports fitness, especially in relation to how these issues connect with intersectionality, accessibility and ableism. As someone who is legally blind and a lifelong athlete herself, Emily is able to bring both her lived experience and her professional skills together to educate others. She is dedicated to helping both people with disabilities and their family members to be the best they can be.