After being diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at birth, Ricole struggled with finding her place in the world, but as time progressed, she quickly realized that her diagnosis is a major asset in her life. A native of Greensboro, North Carolina, Ricole obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies and a secondary Bachelor’s in Entrepreneurship at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The author of two books “Heart Felt Words Vol. 1: I walked straight into love,” and “A Hope Deferred: The Poetic Guide To Overcome Discouragement, Ricole enjoys exercising her gift of writing and poetry to help others overcome the obstacles they face to fulfill their purpose in life.
In addition to serving with Bags of Love, She is also the founder and CEO of "Wheel Empowered," A nonprofit organization dedicated to helping adults with cerebral palsy access resources and other equipment needed to live an abundant life. In addition to all these things, Ricole has just released a debut Shoe line entitled "COLEMIND" that encourages individuals to be bold, embrace their unique style, and reach for their goals.
Ricole’s “No quit” attitude has allowed her to reach goals that she never thought she could and allowed her to motivate countless people to go for what they want, no matter the cost. For the past two decades, her passion and mission have remained the same, to help people find what they were born to do and blaze the trail for them to get to where they need to be.