Adaptive Recreational Sports

Adaptive Surfing / Paddleboard – World of Adaptive Sports

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When adaptive athletes hear about traditional surfing, it might come across as an extremely difficult, if not impossible, endeavor. However, many adaptive athletes in the world of adaptive sports find a way to make the sport work for themselves, becoming quite skilled and successful along the way. There is, perhaps, no better example than Bethany Hamilton, …

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“Wheelchair Workout” – Joshua Myers, Adaptive Personal Trainer

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Wheelchair Weight Training: 101  Hi, I’m Joshua Myers, 2016 Paralympic hopeful & adaptive personal trainer. In my previous Guest Authored Blog Post, I was asked to write about being a hero to others as well as to discuss my heroes like Anthony Robles & Rohan Murphy! The response to that blog post was phenomenal – many …

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Kris Gulden, Paradives.net, Hero Gallery Guest Authored Blog Post

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My name is Kris Gulden and I am honored to be writing for The HERO Blog. I was paralyzed in a car vs. bicycle accident when I was 31 years old. I have used a manual wheelchair for the past fifteen years. I’m damn lucky. My parents raised my brothers and me to be active …

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Adaptive Scuba Diving – World of Adaptive Sports

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Scuba diving is a trending activity within the world of adaptive sports. Scuba diving is commonly experienced in oceans (usually in tropical locations) as a way to observe sea life and reefs, as well as to enjoy the freedom of movement underwater. As stated in our blog post about recreational adaptive swimming the water is an …

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Jesse Murphree, American Hero – ‘The Current’ Film

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While serving in the US military in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, also known as the “Valley of Death” amongst American forces, Corporal Jesse Murphree’s life was changed forever on December 27, 2007. While stopping with his comrade to turn around one of their cars, he recalls “mid-sentence of talking to my buddy… I heard kind of …

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Adaptive Mono-ski / Sit-ski – World of Adaptive Sports

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A featured event in the winter Paralympic games, adaptive athletes participate in alpine skiing throughout the world on both recreational and competitive platforms. Alpine skiing was the featured adaptive sport in Make a Hero’s first film “The Movement: One Man Joins an Uprising”. On the Paralympic level, there are seven divisions of the sport as referenced …

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Jim Martinson – The Movement: One Man Joins An Uprising

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Jim Martinson once dreamed that he could spend his life as a skibum. Then he went on a tour of duty in Vietnam. Jim was injured in a landmine explosion. Jim did not allow this accident to break his will. He returned to the US and, following his recovery, began his journey in a wheelchair. When …

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