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Adaptive Sports

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Even in a Wheelchair, Everyone Wants to Know What Sport I Play

From the moment I arrived at the rehab hospital to learn how to live with paralysis, people were asking me what sort of adaptive sport I’d get involved in. Though it seemed like a given to everyone else, for me it was anything but. I was in no frame of mind to think about shooting hoops or racing in a wheelchair while sprawled out on a hospital bed, a dazed and scrawny paraplegic who couldn’t sit up without help.

For one thing, in addition to my long road to some sort of recovery, I still had medical limitations. To this day, more than four years after an SUV hit my bicycle and crushed my spine, orthopedic issues prevent me from participating…

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