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Wheelchair Basketball

Even in a Wheelchair, Everyone Wants to Know What Sport I Play

Ron Gold | Posted 06.01.2016 | Sports
Ron Gold

From the moment I arrived at the rehab hospital to learn how to live with paralysis, people were asking me what sort of adaptive sport I'd get involved in. Though it seemed like a given to everyone else, for me it was anything but.

How a Service Dog Saved My Life

Stuart Sherman | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Stuart Sherman

Today, Swanson is my companion who looks to me for direction and who gets excited when she completes tasks. She infuses my heart with gratitude and her energy is contagious.

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...

Losing The Use Of Her Legs Didn't Stop Her From Becoming A Basketball Champ

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.21.2014 | Teen

Erica Wilson was an average, active 12-year-old who never missed a dance practice -- until she lost the use of her legs to a neurological disorder cal...

WATCH: Wheelchair Basketball Star Will Inspire You Today

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 05.01.2013 | Women

Alana Nichols is amazing. After breaking her back in a snowboarding accident at 17, she began competing in wheelchair basketball and skiing, becoming ...

The Obama Administration Invents a Right to Wheelchair Basketball

Michael J. Petrilli | Posted 01.26.2013 | Education
Michael J. Petrilli

The American people are a compassionate lot. I have no doubt that they will support the notion that kids with disabilities should get to play sports, too. But let's put it to their elected representatives to decide how it might work, not the faceless bureaucrats in the Office of Civil Rights.

How This Wheelchair Basketball Player Became 'Athlete Of The Year' (VIDEO)

Posted 01.16.2013 | Teen

"I have cerebral palsy but that's never stopped me from doing anything," says 15-year-old Rachel Kroener, a talented wheelchair basketball player who ...

WATCH: Wheelchair Basketball Game Erupts In Riot

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 01.30.2013 | Sports

A game between two Turkish wheelchair basketball teams took an ugly turn this past weekend, when a riot broke out among fans of the bitter rivals. ...

Joseph Erbentraut

WATCH: Bringing Wheelchair Basketball To War-Torn Afghanistan

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.28.2012 | Chicago

Think of it sort as an updated take on "Hoop Dreams," except that its basketball-playing dreamers use wheelchairs. And they live in Afghanistan, not t...

WOW! Good Samaritans Donate $25,000 To Handicapped Boy

Posted 03.29.2012 | Good News

Nolan Turner was understandably shaken last Thursday when a thief stole $250 from the money he had earned selling water bottles on a street near his h...

DMX Gets Into A Wheelchair To Play Ball With Injured Troops

Posted 12.05.2011 | Impact

DMX has put his prison stint behind him and has stepped back into the spotlight where he's playing shows and supporting injured troops. The rapper ...

Disabled Iraq War Veteran Gets Inspired... And So Can You

Eric Frazier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eric Frazier

For most people, the road to recovery starts when they enter a rehabilitation hospital. For me, my recovery process started when I left my final rehabilitation hospital and joined a team called World T.E.A.M. Sports.