Inspiration

Toyota 100 Cars for Good – Adaptive Adventures

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  TODAY – October 24th – Adaptive Adventures (Boulder, Colorado-based adaptive sports group) has a two in five chance (depending on volume of individual votes) of winning a brand new Toyota Tundra through the Toyota 100 Cars for Good program!  Adaptive Adventures has asked Make A Hero to spread the word and activate voters who care …

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National Disabled Employee Awareness Month

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In recognition of National Disabled Employee Awareness month (October 2013), Make A Hero recognizes all organizations who support individuals with disabilities and adaptive sports groups. Recently, Make A Hero was approached by a small organization who had seen ‘The Movement’ and were inspired to connect with the world of adaptive sports.  Beast Stuff, LLC has big plans to inspire …

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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 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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“Run For Those Who Can’t” – Big Thanks to Hannah Beardsley Middle School, Crystal Lake, IL

Posted By: The HERO Blog on Aug 08, 2013 in Hero Gallery, Inspiration
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Recently, Make A Hero received a wonderful letter from group of forward-thinking students at the Hannah Beardsley Middle School, in Crystal Lake, IL. A committee of Junior Honors Society students organized an event called ‘Run For Those Who Can’t’. Without any assistance, or previous connection with Make A Hero, this group of young enterprising individuals brought together over …

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Adaptive Competitive Swimming – World of Adaptive Sports

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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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