It’s been an addiction since she tried it in New York City one year after the car accident.
Melinda Baker, 39, of Bushnell, Fla., decided she didn’t want to sit on the couch and do nothing, so she took up handcycling. After her first race, the New York City Marathon, she said she was hooked.
“I lost my leg at 35 and suffered a brain injury and an incomplete spinal cord injury,” Baker said of the accident.
Her injury did not stop her, it made her want to show others what that they could accomplish, one step at a time. She said she thinks it inspires the runners, as well as others with disabilities, that if she can power a cycle with just her arms, they can run the 26.2 miles.
Spinal cord injury persons enjoy scuba diving.
Action sports such as motocross,skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding and BMX have become an importantpart of the fabric that is our youth-oriented society. More and morepeople are entering this world on a daily basis for a variety ofreasons. Some are just looking for an interesting way to get exercise;some are finding a way to quench their thirst for an adrenaline rushand still others are looking for fame and fortune. Whatever the motive,everyone of these participants faces potentially significant and lifealtering risks everyday.We believe that everyone that participates in action sports deserves to have a foundationin place that will provide a solid source of support to help those injured and in need.Stand Strong Again is desgined to be that foundation.
When Sergeant Mick Brennan was caught in a suicide bombing in Iraq, the outlook was bleak.
Hurled 25 ft by the force of the explosion, the former keen runner and boxer lost both legs and suffered an injury to his brain. He struggled to control his anger and faced a long Rehabilitation.
Now, however, Sgt Brennan is fighting to represent his country again – at the 2012 London Paralympic Games.
The 27-year-old, is one of 42 amputee soldiers who last month received letters offering them a chance to compete for a place in the Paralympic squad.
TUSCALOOSA — Much like University of Alabama men’s basketball coach Mark Gottfried and women’s coach Stephany Smith, Brent Hardin scours the country looking for only the best basketball players to wear the uniform of the Crimson Tide.
“It’s scary, how detailed recruiting is these days,” Hardin said.
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Hard work, support drive Gant’s return
ITHACA — It has been a year since a collision on a basketball court changed Khaliq Gant’s life, and the lives of those closest to him, forever.
At first sight, nothing about Gant illustrates the ordeal he has been through to make it back to the Cornell University campus.
There’s no wheelchair. No cane. Not even a distinguishable limp.
He lifts weights regularly with his Cornell basketball teammates and looks more like an athlete rehabbing an ankle injury during workouts with trainer Marc Chamberlain than one returning from major spinal cord surgery.
Vertical Challenge is the story of quadriplegic rock climber Brad Zdanivsky, the first quad climber to reach the summit of the Stawamus Chief in Squamish.
Team Eagle, a US disabled sailing team, is campaigning to represent the United States in the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing, China. We will be competing in the newly designed SKUD-18, which will be used in the two-person keelboat event.
We’re here to help people who are quadriplegic due to spinal cord injury as well as those affected by diseases such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida and more reach for sports’ highest honors and be recognized like any other athlete who raises the bar. And just how many are out there? Millions worldwide. We aim to be behind each one with every turn of the wheel. Keeping People In The Game Of Life.