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Paralympics 2012

Racing Against the Odds

Catherine Okafor | Posted 05.18.2013 | Impact
Catherine Okafor

2013-03-18-kristinduquettePULL.JPGKristin has gone against the odds and achieved more than the average able-bodied person has and probably ever will in their lifetime.

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...

U.S. Paralympian's Home Burglarized While Competing

Posted 09.14.2012 | Sports

After spending two weeks in London competing in the 2012 Paralympics, Cheryl Leitner returned to the United States to find her home had been burglariz...

Obamas Salute Olympians, Paralympians

AP | MARK S. SMITH | Posted 09.14.2012 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama gathered Team USA at the White House on Friday to hail the Olympians and Paralympians as conquering heroes. "We ...

Paralympian's Home Burglarized While Competing

AP | Posted 09.13.2012 | Sports

TOMS RIVER, N.J. -- Police are trying to find the person who burglarized a New Jersey woman's home while she was in London competing in the Paralympic...

Rihanna's R-Rated Smackdown Of Piers Morgan

Posted 11.10.2012 | Media

Rihanna and Piers Morgan got into a unique sort of argument on Sunday night -- one that played out, unsurprisingly, on Twitter. Things started when...

Armless Archer Medals In Paralympics

Posted 09.07.2012 | Sports

Matt Stutzman, an armless Paralympic athlete, might not be the first man people would identify as a world-class archer. But once he's in action, i...

Navy Vet Blinded In Afghanistan Wins Gold At Paralympics

AP | By ROB HARRIS | Posted 11.20.2012 | Impact

LONDON -- The explosion that took away Brad Snyder's sight couldn't touch the Navy lieutenant's fighting spirit. A year after Snyder stepped on an ...

Wheelchair Tennis Player Extends Stunning Winning streak

AP | STEVE DOUGLAS | Posted 09.04.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- It is surely one of the greatest winning streaks in all sports. Wheelchair tennis player Esther Vergeer won her 468th singles match in a ro...

MUST-WATCH: Paralympian Makes Stunning Table Tennis Shot

Posted 09.04.2012 | Sports

David Wetherill of England made what might be the highlight of the Paralympics on Friday in a table tennis match against Germany's Thomasz Kusiak. ...

SLIDESHOW: The 5 Most Inspiring Wounded Vets Competing In Paralympics

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.31.2012 | Impact

For veterans severely injured in combat, partaking in the Paralympics isn’t about achieving personal glory. Getting to the point where they can swim...

LIVE: Paralympics Opening Ceremony

AP | SHEILA NORMAN-CULP | Posted 10.29.2012 | Sports

LONDON — Volleys of fireworks lit up the night sky, Beverley Knight belted out "I am what I am," and Britain's first Paralympic gold medalist li...

Disabled Vets Inspire Record U.S. Coverage Of Paralympics: Experts

Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.29.2012 | Impact

Though U.S. coverage of the Paralympics still vastly pales in comparison to other countries’, supporters say the amped up airtime is a welcome impro...

Pistorius Shifts Focus At Paralympics

AP | ROB HARRIS | Posted 10.28.2012 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — After his trailblazing Olympic debut, double-amputee Oscar Pistorius is downplaying his chances of dominating at the Paralympics. ...

'Faster Than Usain Bolt:' Prosthetics Could Help Disabled Athletes Outdo Olympians

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 08.28.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Oscar Pistorius made history last month when he became the first double-amputee to compete at the Olympics. While the South African "Blade ...

Pistorius Staying In London For Paralympics

AP | GERALD IMRAY | Posted 08.11.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- As he left Olympic Stadium, Oscar Pistorius stopped for a moment and looked back. The double-amputee runner turned to take in the crowd of ...

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 ...

Dreamer, Driver, Doer: Anjali Forber-Pratt

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.29.2012 | Sports

“Bye, mom. We’re going on an adventure.” Ian Forber-Pratt always made sure that his younger sister, Anjali, joined him on whatever suburban e...