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Bethany Hamilton, Story of a Hero – ‘The Current’ Film

Bethany Hamilton

“I am glad to get involved with ‘Make A Hero’ and ‘The Current’ movie because I love to share the importance of staying active, healthy and having fun, no matter your physical limitations. Also, I love the ocean – to me, it’s a gift from God – and I know that it has played a unique role in …

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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 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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David Hosick, Story of a Hero – ‘The Current’ Film

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A collegiate rugby player, David Hosick never thought he would be restrained from allowing his body to fully experience the enjoyment and freedom of sports. Today, despite suffering a severe accident in a rugby game, which left him paralyzed from the chest down with use of one arm but only partial use of the other, …

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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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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 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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