AM #5 - Ana Jacob

An episode of Adventuremind

By Joshua The Jedi
Joshua Loya lost his eyesight in an accident with nunchucks when he was 15. At the time, he had no meaningful martial arts training. In the years since, he went on to study martial arts in earnest. Joshua continues to train in several different arts, as well as pursue an adventure lifestyle through surfing, skateboarding, rock climbing, skydiving, and jumping off of perfectly good buildings.. Joshua is also an unashamed geek and lover of fantasy, comics, and science-fiction. He shares his experiences, and conversations with people he finds interesting, in order to encourage and entertain.
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AM #5 - Ana Jacob
Ana Jacob is a woman with a curious mind, unafraid to share her ideas on what it means to live life with a disability. She is currently raising money for a wheelchair accessible vehicle. Her fundraising effort can be found at
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