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London Paralympics

Envision Your World

Kristin Duquette | Posted 12.10.2013 | Impact
Kristin Duquette

I never thought I could feel so empowered and inspired on a 16-hour flight to the United States. From the time I entered the car on my way to O.R. Tambo International Airport, I began typing my thoughts and ideas about social change on my iPhone while taking occasional breaks to look up at the beautiful South African sunset.

I Stand By Victoria Arlen

Kristin Duquette | Posted 10.19.2013 | Sports
Kristin Duquette

Arlen is currently a member of the U.S. Paralympic National A Team and was set to compete in Montreal this month. Upon arriving, Arlen was notified by the IPC that she was ineligible to compete in IPC-sanctioned competitions due to the possibility of walking in the future.

WATCH: This Video Will Make You Cry

Posted 12.07.2012 | Parents

Over at Love That Max, Ellen Seidman blogs about "raising kids with special needs who kick butt." To that end, she posted this tear-jerker of a video...

A Greatness We Never Knew We Could Achieve

Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks | Posted 11.22.2012 | Religion
Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks

Apart from the Paralympics themselves, for me the most moving moment of an extraordinary summer was the BBC film, "The Best of Men," about the person who inspired the games, the late Dr. Ludwig Guttmann. It is a story of hope rescued from several kinds of despair.

Candoco: Thinking Beyond the Body (VIDEO) | Posted 11.12.2012 | Arts

Coldplay have left the stadium but the buzz surrounding the Paralympic Games looks set to continue. Some feedback credits London 2012 for bridging the...

The 'Greatest Paralympics Ever' Come to an End

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.11.2012 | Sports
Dorian de Wind

Here are some of the adversities our 20 military Paralympians have faced and how they have turned them into opportunities.

The Transhuman Paralympic Games

Andy Miah | Posted 11.10.2012 | Sports
Andy Miah

As technology improves, and as Paralympians get better, they may no longer desire to compete in the Paralympic Games, favoring the more high profile Olympic Games.

WATCH: Teen Without Arms Sinks Amazing Half-Court Basketball Shot

Posted 09.07.2012 | Good News

If you think sinking a half-court basketball shot is tough, try doing it without arms. Ryan Leonard, a North Carolina teen who WGHP-Fox 8 reports w...

WATCH: Injured Brazilian Paralympian Refuses To Quit

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.09.2012 | Sports

For some of the most poignant moments in sports, the agony of defeat merely presents the opportunity for a moving display of resolve, compassion or au...

Iranian Paralympian Snubs Kate Middleton

Posted 09.05.2012 | Sports

While the Olympics and Paralympics aspire to transcend international divisions, cultural and political differences can still become visible. This w...

WATCH: Former Marine Goes From Homeless To Paralympic Athlete

Posted 08.31.2012 | Impact

One former Marine from Florida has tackled depression and disability but has yet to find an obstacle she can't overcome. Angela Madsen, 52, who be...

Shakespeare's Beloved Characters Storm London

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 08.30.2012 | Arts

This week, Shakespeare’s most famous characters are storming the streets of London. At various landmarks scattered around the city, unsuspecting...

Swimming Blind: Paralympian Colleen Young's Story

Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jaimie Dalessio, Senior Reporter When Colleen Young swims, she searches for a line on the floor of the pool. As that line comes into focus, she ...

Live From the 2012 Paralympic Games

Judith Vecchione | Posted 10.29.2012 | Sports
Judith Vecchione

The world's second largest sporting event, the Paralympics, begins today. During the Games there is no live broadcast in the U.S. Where to watch?

An Instant of Social Change

Meredith Hutchison | Posted 10.29.2012 | Good News
Meredith Hutchison

When I first encountered Leon he was not downtrodden in a corner, he was not splayed on a hospital bed, he wasn't even in a wheelchair. He was instead a shiny red blur whizzing by me at a cool 25 mph down a bumpy stretch of torn concrete.

GREAT Britain Lives Up to Its Name

Philip Barton | Posted 10.13.2012 | World
Philip Barton

For years, critics claimed that London 2012 was doomed. They said that the transportation network would collapse. That people would stay away from London. That the economy would suffer. That the British public were not interested. They were all wrong.

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.

Teen Swimmer Overcomes Paralysis To Set World Records

Posted 06.20.2012 | Sports

Just as many teenagers might do after a big day, Victoria Arlen recently went on Twitter to share an accomplishment with her friends and followers. Th...