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What This Princess Did After She Lost The Use Of Her Legs Inspired Obama To Meet Her

Deborah Dirani | Posted 10.26.2016 | Sports
Deborah Dirani

Bebe Vio has once again lifted herself out of the wheelchair she had transformed into a throne to teach us all a lesson.

It's an Accessible Life: My 24-Hour Journey

Sally Swanson | Posted 10.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Sally Swanson

Bravo, Rio! I was surprised that it would take me several weeks to talk about my Rio 2016 visit. When I returned from Rio I had a plethora of feeling...

Daring To Believe

Beth Whitley | Posted 09.29.2016 | Parents
Beth Whitley

There's been a lot of talk over the past few days about the 'legacy' of these athletes, of the social progress which comes from events like these and of the lessons they teach us all. It would be nice to think that their legacy is global and profound, that it challenges perspectives, shifts attitudes and redresses relationships.

At Least 10 Out LGBT Athletes Competing At The Paralympics In Rio

OutSports | James Nichols | Posted 09.08.2016 | Queer Voices

This article originally appeared on OutSports. After a Summer Olympic Games that saw a record-smashing number of publicly out lesbian, gay and bisexua...

The Paralympics' Origin Story Is A Lesson In Caring For The Forgotten

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 09.07.2016 | Sports

Less than a century ago, a spinal cord injury was considered something of a death sentence. Most people before World War II died within three years of...

From Invisibility to InVisibility

Eli Wolff | Posted 09.09.2016 | Impact
Eli Wolff

In light of the Rio Paralympic Games and reflecting on the power of sport for positive social change, we wanted to share our thoughts from 2014 in the...

We Are All Sports Fans

Eli Wolff | Posted 09.02.2016 | Sports
Eli Wolff

With the Rio Paralympic Games starting on September 7, sports fans eager to watch elite athletes compete and still riding the wave of the Olympic Games cannot wait to see, hear and follow Paralympic sports and athletes from around the world.

Another Syrian Refugee Is About To Make History In Rio

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.31.2016 | Impact

Another Syrian refugee swimmer is about to make a big splash in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ibrahim Al-Hussein, a Syrian refugee swimmer who lost part of ...

Sport, disability and being set free

Pioneers for Change | Posted 08.30.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Sophia Warner As a Paralympic athlete I am always divided when it comes to whether or not there has been a positive change or 'legacy' from the...

Tips for Parents of Children With Disabilities Who Want Them To Succeed in School

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 08.26.2016 | Education
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

As someone with a disability myself, and who also knows what it means to parent a child with multiple disabilities, I've become an advocate for my children on so many fronts, including their education. After all, when it comes to disability and inclusion, despite good intentions, many schools don't even know what they don't know.

On And Off The Field, These Paralympians Work #WithoutLimits

Judith E. Heumann | Posted 08.23.2016 | Sports
Judith E. Heumann

We are grateful for what these competitors achieve on and off the field, especially leveraging their status as Paralympians and their professional advancement to serve as a beacon of hope to so many people with disabilities around the world.

Paralympians Tell Their Stories Of Tragedy, Triumph And Inspiration

The Huffington Post | Alex Kushneir | Posted 08.18.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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The Spirit Of Olympism Unites Us All

Eli Wolff | Posted 08.03.2016 | Impact
Eli Wolff

After the torches are extinguished following 16 days of the Olympic Games and 10 days of the Paralympic Games, the competitions may end, but the underlying values of Olympism live on in all of us who value the determination and diversity of humanity.

The Road To Rio 2016 And The Fight To Rise Up

Mallory Weggemann | Posted 08.04.2016 | Sports
Mallory Weggemann

Each practice brought its own challenges; for a while it felt like with every step forward we took ten steps back. With each passing day, the injury we were all hoping would heal over time remained constant with no sight of recovery.

3 Things Failure Can Teach You About Success, According To These Athletes

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.03.2016 | Healthy Living

In a few weeks, athletes from around the world will perform almost super-human feats of strength and agility at the 2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympics....

What Happens When You Tell A Person With A Disability They 'Can't' Do Something

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.27.2016 | Impact

Here’s what happens when you tell someone with disabilities they can’t do something they feel passionate about pursuing: They’ll pretty much say...

I Was Sidelined By Cancer. Now I'm On The Road To Rio

Jamie Whitmore | Posted 06.23.2016 | Sports
Jamie Whitmore

At 31 years old, I just found out I had cancer. How could I, a 2004 Xterra World Champion and super health nut, have cancer?!

Australian Paralympic Athlete Robbed At Gunpoint In Rio As Olympics Nears

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 06.21.2016 | World

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Australian Olympic Committee have demanded Rio de Janeiro immediately ramps up security in the city after a Paralympic sailor a...

The World's Fastest Blind Woman Has No Plans To Slow Down

HuffPost Brazil | Nicholas Miriello | Posted 07.26.2016 | Sports

Terezinha Guilhermina's vision loss is slowly advancing. The Brazilian sprinter was born with retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative disease that causes...

You Are Enough

Melinda Parrish | Posted 04.21.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

You don't need to have anything else, or to do anything else, or to lose any more weight, or to gain any more skills or accolades in order to be enough.

What's Stopping You?

Melinda Parrish | Posted 04.12.2016 | Impact
Melinda Parrish

As TA rowers, Lorah and Helman use only their trunk and arm muscles, and their seats are fixed, as opposed to the traditional rowing stroke which uses the legs, trunk and arms and is done on a sliding seat.

From Paralysis to Paralympic Gold

Eric Douglas | Posted 04.13.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Eric Douglas

At age 18, competitive swimmer Mallory Weggemann encountered a life-changing challenge of waist-down paralysis caused by an epidural injection gone wrong. While this type of accident might have ended a lesser athlete's career, it was not so for Ms. Weggemann.

Right Next Door: Alana Jane Nichols, Paralympic Five-Time Dual-Sport Medalist

Ian Spanier | Posted 03.16.2016 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Elite athletes do the seemingly impossible all the time: make one-handed catches, drain distant three-pointers, hit game-winning home runs with two ou...

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...

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Will Give Us Super Powers

Birgit Skarstein | Posted 01.21.2017 | Impact
Birgit Skarstein

The exoskeleton walked me down the floor -- one leg at a time. It was a strange feeling, like someone had taken control of my body.