Meet Graden

Meet Graden! This 7 year old is full of life and has a sweet spot for loving and helping others. Despite his challenges, Graden continues to stay positive and inspire others to do the same!

Graden lives with POTS (Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome), which causes him to have an excessively reduced volume of blood returns to the heart after an individual stands up from a lying down position. This causes Graden to have extreme fatigue, dizziness, rapid heart rate and nausea causing him to be pulled from school and sports.

While Graden has been battling living with this condition, he hasn’t let that stop him from his love of sports and competition – especially being a Ninja Warrior! He trains in his basement at his home-made course with his sister and competes, only when healthy, across the state of Colorado in tournaments.

Graden’s ultimate sports Dream is to meet his favorite Ninja Warrior, Kai Beckstrand and train at his gym, which Graden describes as “Like Disneyland but so much cooler!”