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Lloyd Bachrach was born with a congenital bone deficiency which left his legs unusually short.
In spite of his substantial physical challenge, Lloyd has driven himself to excel both athletically and professionally.
Lloyd has become accomplished in the sport of gymnastics, competing against able- bodied gymnasts. He won a staggering 25 gold, 27 silver, and 20 bronze medals in various competitions. In addition, Lloyd has competed for the United States National Sit-Volleyball Team at the Paralympic Games. Lloyd also enjoys downhill mono-skiing and is a certified scuba driver.
Lloyd’s passion for gymnastics led him back to the gym, this time in a coaching role. He was director of gymnastics, Therapeutic Recreation Department for seven years. Lloyd has coached girls gymnastics in the high school level. He is also certified as a national men’s gymnastics judge. Lloyd serves as a peer counselor for Families and Amputees in Motion (FAIM). Lloyd’s accomplishments extend well beyond the athletic arena. He worked for several years at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, reaching the level of Currency Speculator. Lloyd has also pursued a successful modeling career, with clients such as Sears and Montgomery Ward, and has proven himself as an actor, serving in both on-screen and technical advisory roles. Now Lloyd devotes most of his time to “Yes, You Can!” Inc., a disability awareness and motivational program he created. The “Yes, You Can!” message has been delivered to over 100,000 people of all ages and abilities.