Mr. Jimmy Dunlap the original Ninja.
On my visit to Ft. Collins Colorado to get re-energized by Larry, Don, and Shoes. I was very lucky to have an opportunity to meet Jimmy D. Jimmy was the original ninja, Larry based many of the processes in the Installation off of the success that Jimmy had with his business.
Jimmy is an individual who has for sure been at the plate and was pitched a curve ball. What is so inspirational is how he looks at his life. He suffers from a illness that the doctors are still working to diagnose. At one point he was told he had two years left to live. He shared this with the group and said that when this type of news is given to you, your look on life changes a bit. He gave us a quote. "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift of you"
Jimmy once an amazing cyclist, riding with people like Lance Armstrong, Tyler Hamilton, and Greg Lemond not to mention many others. Now today he is usually in a wheelchair although he still has use of his legs but his balance is a bit off. He chooses to get up daily and make a difference in other peoples life's by giving back. When we talk about a victim mentality or a player mentality, Jimmy is the epitome of a Player. He gives back all of himself without asking for anything in return. I think we all can learn something from this type of individual.
Thank you Jimmy for your hospitality and the time you gave to us a few weeks ago in Ft. Collins.