For the Chiefs August 30th preseason game against the Green Bay Packers, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and the Chiefs selected Wesley Hamilton, founder of the Kansas City nonprofit organization Disabled But Not Really (DBNR), as the Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion. Prior to kickoff, Hamilton received on-field recognition and conducted the ceremonial first pass to Anthony Davis before touring the Chiefs broadcast booth and enjoying the game.
“I’m still speechless about it all,” said Hamilton, who works daily to raise awareness about disabilities, promote mental and physical wellness, and engage the community through local and national events. “I’ve always been a die-hard Chiefs fan, and this is beyond my wildest dreams. I’m honored to be recognized.”
After sustaining a traumatic spinal cord injury in 2012, Hamilton found himself as a single father in a wheelchair, battling obesity and feeling depressed. But inspired by his love for his daughter, Hamilton lost weight through fitness and good nutrition and realized an opportunity to help others experience the power of transformation through fitness. The result was DBNR.