Behind The Brand
Hey there, this is ALL TRY owner Boone Bartlome. In 2013 I was 16 years old and was paralyzed from the neck down during a freak incident during a football game. I was a wide receiver and went to make a block, but I tripped and while I was falling I hit my chin on a teammate's leg, which broke my neck leaving me with a spinal cord injury. I woke up from surgery with no movement or feeling from my neck down. Doctors told me that I shouldn't expect to gain much (if any) function back. Well fast forward to now and I have completely baffled that diagnosis and have regained more function and feeling than ever thought possible. I am now able to stand and walk on my own with canes, do full body workouts, and have regained feeling in most of my body. There have been many struggles, and there will continue to be challenges I face on a daily basis due to the nature of my injury. It hasn't been an easy or smooth process to get where I am today, but the injury and recovery have made me a better man because of it.
One thing I heard a lot growing up around the sport of rodeo was "you got to have try", meaning you have to put your all into it and never give up. I have used that mentality a lot throughout my recovery and now want to share it with others. I created ALL TRY to encourage people to believe that no obstacle is impossible to overcome, and no goal is too ambitious to achieve. My goal is to create a community of people who live their lives ALL TRY. Being ALL TRY means taking advantage of the things in life you have control over such as putting 100% effort into everything you do, refusing to quit no matter what setbacks you face along the way, pursuing and working hard to achieve your most ambitious goals, and doing all that with a positive attitude. I believe that if you live every day with an ALL TRY attitude then you will become a better version of yourself every single day.