meet our team

We come from a diverse set of experiences and backgrounds that make our team particular.

As unique as we are individually, we share a mutual passion for running, sports and help others. We pride ourselves on share a message of integration, equality, and kindness within our community

Get to know the talented individuals who power Nirvana Project!

RUNNERS

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Aldo Amenta

Adapted Runner

"I suffered an accident that changed my life completely. After throwing myself in a shallow pool..."

Instagram:

@onestepforaldo

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Franklin Mejias

Adapted Runner / Writer

 "...los doctores tuvieron que amputar mis manos y gran parte de mis piernas...."

Instagram:

@franklinmejiasc

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Juan Vitto

Adapted Runner

"Nací con Espina Bífida (...) mi condición no la he tomado como la gran cosa, sino más bien y esto lo digo con..."

                                                

Instagram:

@mr_brickell

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Zoe Rodríguez 

Adapted Runner

"Sufrió 3 infartos cerebrales(ACVs), eso atrasó todo el proceso, nos llegaron hasta decir que ella no iba a sobrevivir..."

Instagram:

@unsolxzoe

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Christian Valle

Adapted Runner / Writer

 "...God gave me a second chance to give back and show my gratitude to those who will fight side by side with me...."

Instagram:

@illmatic83cv

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Francisco Reinoso

Adapted Runner

"Después de mi accidente la vida me dio un vuelco de 360 grados poniéndome en una situación muy difícil..."

Instagram:

@francisco.reinoso.1232

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Sergio Robelto

Adapted Runner

 "I got into a motorcycle accident. I suffered a mild concussion and that’s the reason I can not remember..."

Instagram:

@sergiotmsrc

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Claudia Miraz

Adapted Runner

Board Director

"I have a condition called Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenital in two or more areas in the body..."

Instagram:

@claumiraz

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Josue Moreno

Adapted Runner / Swimmer

 "..I accidentally touched a live electrical wire, that resulted in an electrical burn over almost 40% of my body..."

Instagram:

@josuemus11

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Yoberly Zambrano

Adapted Runner

Co-Founder/Board Director

"At the age of 17, I was involved in a car accident that left me paralyzed from the neck down..."

Instagram:

@_yoberly_

volunteers

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Carlos Bienes

Runner Volunteer

Triatleta de alto rendimiento y dedicado voluntario llevando nuestra bandera de #MasAccionesPositivasMenosEgo

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Daniel Sámano

Runner Volunteer

 "As I always say to Lilly: “Look closely, you are the one pushing me”.

Thanks to Nirvana, running has now become part of my regular activities and a way to share smiles. This group of people– volunteers and adapted runners – take me beyond science and medicine, they remind me of the small things that truly worth living for."

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Marilyn Hoyos

Runner Volunteer

 "Assisting them while accomplishing their goals of taking part in our local running events is an incredible feeling!" 

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Monica Rizo

Runner Volunteer

 "Not only was it uplifting to see the satisfaction and smiles on their faces, but to share this among everyone on the team was priceless..."

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Carlos Figueroa

Runner Volunteer

Nirvana Project Co-Founder

 "We were always looking for ways to help others but we couldn’t find something that we felt identified with.."

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Maggie Mencos

Runner Volunteer

"No hay nada en este mundo que uno se proponga y no lo pueda realizar, si uno tiene la actitud y el deseo de hacerlo..."

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Martha Hidalgo

Runner Volunteer

"Ha sido mi deseo el poder algún día contribuir a la felicidad y alegría de aquellos que no tienen..."

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Osman Altamirano

Runner Volunteer

Hace un tiempo me inicie en el deporte debido al sobrepeso por largas horas de trabajo y mucha inestabilidad...

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Javier Vital

Runner Volunteer

"They are not just regular athletes but special athletes with great and fun motivation..."

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Mariangel Roca

Runner Volunteer

 "To assist an athlete to achieve his/hers own dream and cross the finish line... is priceless!!"

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Mia Figueroa

Runner Volunteer

" I feel happy running with all of them as a family..."

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Ruth Paladino-Figueroa

Runner Volunteer

Nirvana Project Founder/Board Director

"Me di cuenta que cuando la fuerza del espíritu vence lo que crees inalcanzable, todo es posible..."