My name is Vinnie Coryell. I’m a Parkour athlete, entrepreneur, business owner, employee, artist, adventurer, son, brother, uncle, boy, man, and human. Just when I think I have things figured out, I come around to realizing that I don’t, and that I never will. That’s okay. This world, this life, it’s all a learning experience. You take from it what you want, and get from it what you will.
I was born May 13th, 1992 at Valley View hospital in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. 3.5 years after my sister, Vanessa. I really enjoy knowing the fact that I was born with something special, a gift. Cystic Fibrosis (CF). A lot of people would consider it a curse or a hindering factor in life, but I’ve never really let my mind wander too far in that direction. Growing up, I spent a lot of time in and out of the hospital. Children’s Hospital in Denver mostly. They had a lot of specialist doctors that dedicated their lives to figure out how to make our CF lives easier. In 1985, they had only just figured out what the faulty gene was that caused the disease. When I was born seven years later, my life expectancy was only five. On my fifth birthday, Make-A-Wish Foundation set my family and I up on a trip to Disney World. Now I’m 23, and I’d like to think I’m the healthiest I’ve ever been.
I’ve been told that my health is priority, and that if I don’t follow the steps the doctors tell me that I likely won’t live as long. I didn’t exactly do that. This is part of the reason I’ve decided to start this blog. There are certain things that I’ve learned about that I want to share with others and open up a gateway to learn from others. I’d like to think of this blog as a collective of life experiences and opportunities shared.
I look forward to sharing with everyone, learning from everyone, and seeing where this will go. Thanks to everyone for the support and love.