Sunday, April 18, 2021

Tag: Wheelchair Basketball

The Paralyzed World War II Veterans Who Invented Wheelchair Basketball

In the late 1940s, paraplegics popularized the sport—and changed the game for the disability rights movement On an unremarkable Wednesday evening in the spring of 1948, 15,561 spectators flocked to New York’s Madison Square Garden...

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...

Ten interesting things you may not know about wheelchair basketball

The worldwide popularity of adaptive sports is on the up and we are certainly seeing the positive consequences of major sporting events, such as the Olympics and the Commonwealth Games, opening their doors to...

If you want to be inspired, check out the Warrior Games

Spc. Brent Garlic’s dream of joining the NBA came to an end after he was injured during a deployment when a fuel tank following his vehicle through a mountainous terrain lost control of its...

‘Horseracing accident left me paralysed, but wheelchair basketball’s changed my life…’

TEN years after a devastating horse racing injury left a him paralysed from the chest down, former jockey Wayne Burton revealed how discovering wheelchair basketball has transformed his life. Mr Burton was just 24 when...
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...

“I have a lot of sports to play”, says wheelchair basketball player Kartiki Patel

Kartiki is headed for the Asian Para Games qualifiers in Bangkok next month Almost 10 years ago, Kartiki Patel woke up in a hospital bed and couldn’t feel her legs. She was relieved, though,...

Specialty wheelchairs help athletes thrive

 TAMPA (FOX 13) - They are athletes who have faced more challenges than sports but there's a company in Pinellas Park giving them a competitive edge with the right set of wheels. Top End Wheelchairs...

How SoCal Doctors Used Basketball to Rehabilitate Paralyzed Vets

The popular wheelchair sport helped to launch the Paralympics in 1960 Jerry Fesenmeyer was an 18-year-old Iowa farm boy when he and his fellow marines from the First Division engaged in a desperate firefight with...

Lift the Burden

Imagine being robbed of the ability to move your hands and of having to depend on a wheelchair or crutches, and in the worst-case scenario, of being bed-ridden for the rest of your life. Then think of what it would take for you to lead a dignified, fulfilling and inspirational life.