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

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.15.2016 | 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 05.23.2016 | 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 01.21.2016 | 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.

'Scrotum Squeezing' Getting Closer Look From Paralympics Officials

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 11.17.2015 | Weird News

By Wendell Roelf CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Wheelchair-bound athletes could face tougher checks at next year's Rio Paralympics to stop them risking their h...

Athletes With Disabilities Show Gym-Goers Why They Should Look Past Appearances

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.09.2015 | Impact

Tall. Buff. Agile. That’s how your standard gym rat would likely describe a perfect body. But at least one group of athletes in Brazil is reconsider...

Oscar Pistorius' Release From Jail Put On Hold In South Africa

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.19.2015 | World

CAPE TOWN, Aug 19 (Reuters) - South Africa's Oscar Pistorius will not be released on parole this Friday because the decision to release him was made p...

Share the Love

Eli Wolff | Posted 08.12.2015 | Impact
Eli Wolff

We heard his voice say "Share the love" to everyone he met. While his brave fight here is over, his voice is not silent. He speaks through all who heard him and loved him.

How Sports Can Break Down Barriers of Exclusion

Kim Samuel | Posted 08.04.2015 | Impact
Kim Samuel

Just as sports can create and reinforce a sense of belonging and purpose, so too it can be a pathway for recognition among peoples, and for breaking down the walls of preconception that prevent us from truly seeing one another.

Internet Rallies To Replace Paralympic Hopeful's Stolen Running Blades

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 06.10.2015 | Good News

The Internet has helped a young runner turn a setback into a victory lap. Paralympic hopeful Paul Peterson was dismayed when three of his prosthet...

Aaron Baker: Defying the Odds One Step at a Time

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 06.04.2016 | Impact
Sarah Blahovec

Aaron's recovery was as remarkable as it was challenging. "Prior to my injury, I had been very athletic and very competitive. After the accident, I wasn't trying to 'get back' to anything. I accepted my new life.

5 Super Bowl Commercials About Something Greater Than Selling A Product

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.02.2015 | Good News

Sunday night wasn't just about football and Katy Perry -- several social causes got their time in the spotlight, too. This year, Super Bowl adverti...

My Beautiful Reward and the 7 Lessons It Has Taught Me

Mallory Weggemann | Posted 03.23.2015 | Impact
Mallory Weggemann

I was looking toward my future with hope, excitement and anticipation, it was a new chapter in life for me and I couldn't wait for what lay ahead. Until one day, everything I knew and everything I was looking forward to changed in the matter of a split second.

Blake Leeper Wants to Be the First American Paralympian at the Olympics

Shira Lazar | Posted 03.12.2015 | Sports
Shira Lazar

Blake Leeper may be training for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, but he found time to stop by the Samsung Smart Lounge to talk about his goals and how technology can help people like him compete at a high level.

Redefining Disability

Mallory Weggemann | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
Mallory Weggemann

Disability. It is an interesting word and one that many of us feel we cannot relate to. For nearly 19 years of my life, I was never classified as someone with a disability, until one day, in literally a split second everything I knew changed and I was now classified as an individual with a physical disability.

Leaving It on the Dock

Amanda Kraus | Posted 01.14.2015 | Sports
Amanda Kraus

The more I thought about the wheelchairs being left on the dock, the more I realized that so many rowers I have known from Row New York leave things on the dock all the time. They are, perhaps, not always tangible, but they are real.

Sheer Ambition - Going for Gold in Blind Tandem Cycling

Amy Eskind | Posted 11.07.2014 | Sports
Amy Eskind

Hundreds of athletes from more than 40 countries gather in Greenville, South Carolina, over Labor Day weekend to compete with the best challenged cyclists in the world.

The Simple Moments

Mallory Weggemann | Posted 10.05.2014 | Good News
Mallory Weggemann

The other day while driving home from the grocery store with a car full of groceries, my mother saw an unforgettable scene that many of us have seen countless times, sometimes on a daily basis.

WATCH: Sports As Medicine

Posted 06.26.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 4:40pm EST. From the benefits of strength training for people in their 90s to the breathtaking accomplishments of world-class athlete...