Aaron Baker is One in a Million, a living example that with passion, commitment, determination, love and support, anything is possible. In Aaron’s own words, “all we have is time and love.”
Project One in a Million is a multi-faceted movement, a catalyst for change that will create a paradigm shift in the world of disability and chronic illness by shifting the perception of possibility from adaption and degeneration to regeneration, mobility, independence and self-efficacy. It will inspire all individuals with or without chronic conditions to embrace the Power of Possibility in their own lives and become healthier more vibrant members of society. It will encourage legislative change that will require the medical system to provide restorative therapeutic exercise for all individuals challenged by debilitating injuries and/or chronic illnesses. Project One in a Million will redefine the mass perception of “disability” from one of broken human beings to empowered champions that will result in the creation of a new word for disability.
The universal appeal of Project One in a Million is that we are all affected by disabling or limiting conditions or beliefs that keep us from living our best life and that anyone can overcome this by simply embracing the Power of Possibility.
Project One in a Million will reach its goals in the following ways:
(Center of Restorative Exercise)
According to the 2006 U.S. Census, one in five Americans has a disability. Since 2006, with the rising popularity of extreme sports, more youth are becoming injured. Within the growing population of disability and chronic illness there exists a great demand for preventative, restorative health and wellness programs.
C.O.R.E. is a state-of-the-art facility that will provide lifestyle enhancement programming for special populations. The base philosophy of C.O.R.E. is that restorative therapeutic exercise is an absolute necessity in the management and improvement of debilitating injuries or chronic illness. It will also provide education to help improve function, independence and self-efficacy. C.O.R.E.’s legacy will be the growing number of challenged individuals who rise above their limiting conditions. Another measure of success will be the reduction in the dependence on pharmaceuticals, the creation of a healthier society with an overall reduction in medical costs.
Project One in a Million intends to have at least one C.O.R.E. facility in every major city worldwide by 2020.
Aaron is training to compete in the cycling category of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. He will be the first quadriplegic ever to compete in this event. Project One in a Million will document Aaron’s quest for gold through social media and a possible documentary or one hour television docu-drama.
For the past ten years Aaron and Laquita have appeared in front of thousands of people throughout the United States sharing their personal journey of recovery, supported by their belief in the Power of Possibility and restorative exercise as a means to freedom, mobility and self-efficacy. They have been featured in the news, magazines and newspapers in numerous cities throughout America.
The following are examples of future speaking venues:
o Spinal Cord Injury related
o Health and Wellness
o Alternative Healing
o New Age/Spiritual
o Life Coaching
o Medical Centers
o VA Hospitals
o Children’s Hospitals
• Professional athletic teams
• Spiritual centers
• VA Hospital
• Children’s Hospitals
• High schools
• Youth groups
• C.O.R.E. grand openings
One in a Million, by Aaron Baker & Laquita Conway
This is an awe-inspiring story of a mother and son’s journey through adversity and how their love, perseverance and commitment to each other have resulted in Aaron’s unprecedented physical accomplishments and outstanding achievements, and how this mother/son team has committed their lives to creating change within the world of disability.
The One in a Million Mind (The Six Inches Between Your Ears) by Aaron Baker.
The mindset of an athlete is what powers him/her to become a champion. Aaron Baker draws from his personal experience as a professional Motocross champion, a walking, cycling quadriplegic and 2012 Paralympic athlete. Aaron is currently training motocross champion Josh Hansen.