Paralympics

Missy Franklin, Inspired by Adaptive Athletes – ‘The Current’ Film

Athlete Ambassador, Missy Franklin

In the summer of 2012, Missy Franklin leapt into the pool and in a matter of days made her “big splash.” Only seventeen years of age, Franklin won 5 medals in the London Olympiad. A World-Record holder, she has established herself on an elite stage and has quickly become a household name. One of America’s …

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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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Adaptive Competitive Swimming – World of Adaptive Sports

Disabled Adaptive Swimming Make A Hero

Adaptive swimming as a competitive event dates back to the first Paralympic games in 1960 in Rome, Italy. The sport offers itself to fourteen different classes of disability—one of the widest ranges of athletes in the entire adaptive sporting world. Due to popularity among recreational and athlete participants, there are many adaptive sports groups available …

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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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Mallory Weggemann – ‘The Current’ Film

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Welcome to the third edition of the Friday Feature – “Story of a HERO” showcasing Mallory Weggemann and Make A Hero. The following is a biography according to Mallory’s website: ____________________________________ “On January 21, 2008, Mallory Weggemann received an epidural injection to help treat back pain; however by the time it was finished she was forever changed.  Complications …

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Chris Waddell – The Movement: One Man Joins An Uprising

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“Its not what happens to you. It’s what you do with what happens to you.” The following is the second edition of the Friday feature blog of inspiring heroes that have supported Make A Hero. This week we are featuring Mr. Chris Waddell from ‘The Movement‘: One Man Joins An Uprising with a biography according to …

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Joshua Myers, 2016 Paralympic Hopeful – Hero Gallery Guest Authored Blog Post

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My name is Joshua Myers. I was born 9 weeks pre-mature, which led to Cerebral Palsy and my being confined to a wheelchair since birth. Cerebral Palsy is a non-contagious motor condition that causes physical disability in human development, primarily within body movement. There are many different levels of Cerebral Palsy; my specific condition is …

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