Cody Deaner and CodyDeaner.com would like to wish everyone in Canada a Happy Family Day!
"I hope everyone got to spend the day with family, friends, and the ones they love," Cody said.
The above photo was taken at a local YMCA Kids Club event, where Cody appeared as a guest speaker. He spoke about the power of influence, and following your dreams.
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In 2016, Rock Solid Wrestling joined up with a local family to help support Ethan's Journey to walk.
At the time, Cody Deaner took to social media to help bring awareness to the cause. He wrote the following on his Facebook Page: "Ethan was born at the 25 week point of his mother's pregnancy and he only weighed 500g. He suffered bilateral grade 3 brain bleeds which in turn caused brain dam age. At 18 months he was diagnosed with Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy.... which means that the muscles in his lower extremities are very tight, in turn making it very difficult to walk. ... Any interaction I've had with him always involves a giant smile and him rippin' around on his walker! Right after this picture was taken he was standing in the ring, holding the ropes and jumping up and down with joy. It is IMPOSSIBLE not to smile when you're in Ethan's presence."
After so much support from Ethan's parents and community, they reached their goal of $120,000 for a special surgery so Ethan can walk on his own!
Ethan has had the successful surgery, and he and his parents are determined to have him walk to the ring on an upcoming Rock Solid Wrestling show in mid-2017!
"I sincerely can't wait for that moment," Cody Deaner said.
Stay tuned to CodyDeaner.com and Cody's social media for updates on Ethan's Journey to walk.
Cody Deaner recently wrote the following on his Facebook Page ...
"The other day, my wife was picking up our daughter from school and she heard some boys playing on the playground. As they played, she heard one of them yell, "I'm Cody Deaner!"
After she shared this with me, it really got me thinking. And the more I thought about it, the more it kind of blew me away.
When I was a kid on the playground, I remember using my imagination to be Hulk Hogan or Superman. I remember really thinking I was them. That's how much of an INFLUENCE those larger than life characters had on me.
Today, after over 16 years in wrestling, I'm now witnessing MY influence on young kids. That influence is so strong that they are pretending to be ME on the playground. When I stop to think about it ... it's mind-blowing.
As independent wrestlers, I don't think we give ourselves enough credit for the influence we have on the people we perform for. We always need to keep this in mind.
Because you never know who just might be emulating you on the playground.
Cody Deaner recently ran a wrestling seminar at the CWF Studios in St. Catharine's, ON. He went over proper technique, promo skills, character development, ring psychology, and even had the students do matches for him to personally critique.
To book Cody Deaner for a wrestling seminar at your wrestling school or show, please contact him via his personal email address at firstname.lastname@example.org
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