Iconic Nation is a creative expression dedicated to inspire and renew the lives of anyone struggling with depression, loneliness, anxiety, and any other barrier society has painted a bleak picture of for us. We believe that out of the darkness, God will use a fresh wave of music, art, and creativity with a purpose to re-unite a separated world and bring the knowledge and healing we need to enjoy the abundant life we are meant to experience today.
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Post #1 How I Overcame The Odds From Injury

As my first blog post, I wanted to share a quick story about how I overcame injuries that should have immobilized me from physical actives.

Not many people in the internet world know this but, its crazy to think that only a few months ago I could barely walk. When I was growing up I had basically overused my knees because I was so active in sports and extreme sports of all kinds. At 13 years old my knee specialist warned me that I could be in a cane by 19. He was right. At one point of my 19 years of age, I had to walk with a cane from injuries from so many years of soccer, jumping down 11 stairs and hand rails on my skateboard, and other activities. After recording and producing for recent years not doing anything physical for exercise, I had knee pain that was so unbearable I had to get up and sit down using my arm strength alone. Not having health insurance held me from being able to properly get my knees checked out either, because I wouldn't be able to afford the bills. After years of dealing with this, I was determined to figure out how to heal myself. It took months of pain but through my passion for riding bikes, the ligaments in my knees were able to get strengthened and I have reversed my age clock and conquered the odds. I now have to be careful with my knees still, but I would say I went from 30% usage to 95% usage in my knee joints again and am able to launch off 32 foot jumps on my bike and have no knee pain. I encourage my fellow Icons to try something new and don't give up if you feel like something is stopping you from enjoying your life to the fullest. I'm no different than you, so if I can overcome the odds, you can too!!

 

-joel