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Disabled Athletes

Daredevil In A Wheelchair Defies Gravity And Puts Your Rollerblade Skills To Shame

The Huffington Post | Chantelle DMello | Posted 04.01.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Aaron Fotheringham may need to use a wheelchair, but he hasn't let that stop him from being a backflipping badass. The 24-year-old Guinness World Reco...

Heather Mills Plans To Break Another Record At The Next Winter Paralympics

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 02.23.2016 | OWN

Some people train intensely their entire lives to break athletic records. Other people are Heather Mills. The ex-wife of Paul McCartney had always enj...

Competing in Race Across America With a Disability

Kyle Bryant | Posted 06.18.2016 | Impact
Kyle Bryant

I am 33 and consider myself fortunate because many kids are hit with FA at a much younger age and are affected much more severely than I have been. This was our reason to race. We were doing it for the thousands of individuals and families affected by this disease.

Paralympic Medalist Amy Purdy Wears Minidress On Red Carpet, Flaunts Prosthetics

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.25.2014 | Good News

Our hats are off to Amy Purdy for proudly showing off her prosthetics on the red carpet. The 2014 Team USA Paralympic bronze medalist proudly paire...

Blind Football Player Makes Top College Team, Proves 'There's Nothing You Can't Accomplish'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.25.2014 | Good News

Aaron Golub is living proof that you don't need sight to have vision. The 17-year-old Newton, Mass., high schooler has been blind since birth, unab...

Snowsports for Disabled Athletes -- Liberty and Whitetail Mountain Resorts, Pennsylvania

Connie Lawn | Posted 03.24.2014 | DC
Connie Lawn

Once again we skied at Liberty, near Gettysburg. We go there often, because we have a lot of good friends there and it is the closest drive from Washington DC. But its sister area, Whitetail, is also excellent, with some longer, steeper runs.

WATCH: Blind Pole Vaulter Qualifies For State

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.09.2013 | Sports

Of all the hurdles Aria Ottmueller has faced in her life, pole vaulting may be the highest. With 20-400 vision, the 17-year-old is legally blind, b...

The Tao of Cross Country

Michael Sigman | Posted 07.07.2013 | Sports
Michael Sigman

An old farmer's only horse runs away. His neighbors tell him they're sorry he's suffered "such bad luck." "We'll see," the farmer replies. The next da...

WATCH: Paralympics Ad Is Graphic For Good Reason

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.29.2012 | Impact

In every Paralympic athlete’s life, there is that one earth-shattering moment –- the one that steals any chance of leading a normal life. And ...

London Olympics/Paralympics -- An Insider's View

Bonnie St. John | Posted 09.11.2012 | Sports
Bonnie St. John

As the Olympic Games in London approach, I want to be sure everyone remembers to also pay attention to the second part of our international Olympic experience -- the Paralympic Summer Games.

Olympic Gymnast Reveals Secret Sister With No Legs

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 06.15.2012 | Los Angeles

Dominique Moceanu, a member of the 1996 gold-medal-winning US women's gymnastics team, received the biggest bombshell of her life as her father was dy...

Who Is The Most Dominant Player In Professional Sports Today?

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 12.03.2011 | Sports
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Any sport: golf, tennis, baseball, football, basketball, soccer, hockey, skiing, no matter. Unless you guessed Esther Vergeer you are wrong.

Lucas Kavner

WATCH: Decorated Paraplegic Skier Defies Boundaries, Scales Mountains | Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.07.2011 | Impact

Chris Waddell was a star varsity skier on his way to becoming a Division One All-American when he first came across Diana Golden at a college race. Sh...

Aspen and Snowmass -- Wheelchairs and Snowcats

Connie Lawn | Posted 06.04.2011 | Denver
Connie Lawn

It is a pity I cannot ski now, due to my emergency hip surgery last week. Snowmass is well-ramped, and equipped for the disabled. It houses one of the best disabled sports facilities in the country.

Gridiron Heroes: Father And Son Team Help Disabled Football Players

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

After Chris Canales suffered a devastating spinal cord injury during a high school football game, his father Eddie Canales was heartbroken to watch hi...