Thursday, April 22, 2021

Tag: Adaptive Sports

Quad Gods: The world-class gamers who play with their mouths

Chris Scott was falling towards the ground above Long Island, New York, when he realised that something was wrong. An experienced skydiving instructor with around 6,000 jumps behind him, this should have just been another...

How wheelchair rugby ‘changed everything’ for one athlete

Carl Williams maneuvers across the court with the practiced precision of an athlete. He simultaneously searches the crowd, calculating which team member can catch an inbound throw without being intercepted. This might seem a tough...

Best Sports to Play Following a Spinal Cord Injury

Sustaining any form of serious injury can be terrifying, however, when that injury affects your spinal cord, it can be somewhat even more worrying. This is particularly true for those who have always been...

Oscar Mike: Noah Currier’s mission to empower injured veterans inspires hope and healing

The founder of Oscar Mike, a million-dollar apparel company focused on supporting injured veterans, receives his care at the Milwaukee VA. Noah Currier, who is passionate about wheelchair sports, will be fitted for a...

Disabled golfer becomes first worldwide to captain an able-bodied club

A golfer who uses just one arm to play his shots is set to become the world's first paraplegic captain of an able-bodied club. Terry Kirby, 63, was a budding new golfer before - in...

Checking your assumptions: What our perceptions get wrong | Kelly Brush | TEDxMiddlebury

https://youtu.be/tn6GabRa8g4 Kelly Brush Davisson was born and raised in Charlotte, Vermont. She started skiing at the age of 4 and began alpine ski racing at age 7. Kelly attended the Green Mountain Valley School in...

Paralyzed Veterans of America highlights the UnstoppABLE spirit of veterans in new public service...

Campaign aims to inspire all those living with a disability to be UnstoppABLE in their everyday lives WASHINGTON (October 22, 2018) — UnstoppABLE is a new, high-impact, public service announcement (PSA) campaign from Paralyzed Veterans...

Para Dance Sport seed planted in USA

Course sprouts excitement in dance community The media coverage, buzz and participant feedback around the Para dance sport course in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, has Cheryl Angelelli confident this is only the beginning in the USA. The...
Photographer Loren Worthington

Quadriplegic photographer Loren Worthington captures adaptive sports

https://youtu.be/6O6NLst__oc At 21 years old, Loren Worthington slid head first into third base, but when he collided with the pitcher’s knee, he was instantly paralyzed. However, two decades after the accident that broke his neck,...
Steve Emt Wheelchair Curling

Once a College Basketball Player, Paralyzed Athlete Now Curls

Steve Emt was rolling himself up a hill to a pie shop in Falmouth, Massachusetts, when the coach of a wheelchair curling team noticed the former UConn basketball player. The shop's name was Pie in...