Inspiration from Bryson Foster


Charlotte, North Carolina: Speaking straight from the heart, a 16-year-old from Concord, North Carolina, Bryson Foster, treats every day as a blessing as he lives with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), and shares his struggles and hopes in a heartfelt video to inspire others, View the moving story at:, an uplifting video produced by the Industrial Battery & Charger, Inc. family and Jennings Burchfield.

Bryson describes muscular dystrophy as “a muscle disease that makes every muscle in your body weak,” including the heart, the “biggest muscle in the body.” Due to this disease, Bryson misses out on a lot of “normal” 16-year-old things, and reflects that the hardest part about DMD is seeing others walk when he is unable. Life for Bryson and his parents Phil and Claire Foster, has been hard, but he has a strength greater than most.

Bryson was the National Muscular Dystrophy Ambassador in 2012 and 2013. Bryson was chosen to share his voice with the world as the National Muscular Dystrophy Ambassador, and he did not take this role lightly as he successfully inspired thousands with his spirit, raised awareness and funds to find a cure. Bryson has appeared on MDA’s telethons like many other National Ambassadors — often with longtime telethon host Jerry Lewis — and other forums such as “Larry King Live,” “Oprah,” “Today,” and “Good Morning America.” Ambassadors have graced more than 15 covers of Parade magazine and served as guests of honor at Walt Disney World, Disneyland and the Rose Parade.

Today, MDA ambassadors, like Bryson, continue to play an essential role in motivating millions to help MDA through donations or volunteer action. Former ambassadors have grown up to achieve distinction, transitioning into adulthood while earning advanced degrees and making their marks as authors, educators, bloggers, musicians, artists and successful business professionals. Bryson’s voice and strength will ring out as an inspiration not only for those with muscular dystrophy, but everyone.

Bryson’s attitude is truly inspirational. He lives with a disease that has taken away his ability to walk, an ability that many of us take for granted, yet he feels grateful that “God gives me a day to live every day,” and that despite being harder than anyone can imagine, Bryson still shares that “as long as I can help people, it is okay.” DMA affects muscles including the heart, but Bryson’s heart is strong and full as it is overflows with love for life and others’ around him.

The Industrial Battery & Chargers Inc. family promotes research for a cure for Muscular Dystrophy, supports Bryson and his family, and sponsors Bryson’s Racers at the Charlotte Motor Speedway and the Halloween Dance & MDA Fundraiser and Lynn’s Dance Club in Charlotte, NC. (
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Industrial Battery & Charger, Inc. (IBCI) was founded on the fundamental principle that providing a premium product at a competitive price, representing it with honesty and integrity and backing it with a commitment to customer satisfaction is the only way to serve our customers,” shared Poston. Over the past 40 years, IBCI has grown to the largest independent, family owned distributor of industrial batteries and chargers in the United States.

The founder of Industrial Battery & Charger, Inc., Terry K. Earnhardt, has over 49 years of experience in the industry, and still serves as President and CEO. His sons, Keith and Tim Earnhardt joined the company in 1992. The siblings learned the business from the ground up and currently serve as Secretary/Treasurer and Executive Vice President, respectively. Terry Earnhardt shared, “Service is what we built the business on.”

With 13 sales and service centers, Industrial Battery & Charger, Inc. is a dominant force in the motive and stationary battery and charger industry in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. IBCI employs over 200 associates, with over 60 certified service technicians, and daily deploys over 75 mobile service vehicles. IBCI services all brands of motive and stationary power equipment. IBCI is a distributor for Enersys®, Douglas Battery®, BHS® and Battery Watering Technologies®.


For more information, contact Jason Poston, Vice President of Sales & Service, Industrial Battery & Charger, Inc.  Phone:  336-992-9600  Email: