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Daily Archives: November 24, 2009

Florida creates divisions for disabled athletes

Published: November 24, 2009

arielle2_200x200We have been following this story for months. A high school athlete, Elle, who happens to be paralyzed, and her family, shook things up in Florida. She wanted to compete on the track and field team. Some of the other schools did not to how to handle the situation.

Good news according to the Miami Herald:

The Florida High School Athletic Association Board of Directors voted Monday to add an adapted division for students with permanent physical disabilities to the state track and field championship series.

From a wheelchair, actor, athlete and now sailor

Published: November 24, 2009

For someone paralysed waist down for 25 years after a road accident, Salil Chaturvedi has had an amazing journey. The spinal cord injury has confined him to a wheelchair since his youth but that hasn’t come in his way of his being an author, storyteller, actor, tennis player and environmentalist.

Now, the 38-year-old has decided to take on the seas. Hoping to set an example for the disabled, Chaturvedi will sail from Mumbai to Goa.

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