Category Archives: Paralympics

Thank God It’s Today!

Icy prickles of anxiety flooded through me with such intensity that I was sure I had just swallowed Alaska.  My health teacher, who was with me for moral support, had assured me that the man I was about to meet … Continue reading

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A Lack of Vision…

In this season of the Olympics ending in Rio last week and the Paralympics getting ready to begin, I have been thinking about the athletes often lately.  It is common knowledge these days that Michael Phelps is the most decorated … Continue reading

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Because of My Disability, Not In Spite of It

The following is my first (sort of autobiographical) guest blog post for United Cerebral Palsy’s national website.  It was originally published on January 12th, 2015.  I feel honored to have been asked to write for such a great organization! Lorraine … Continue reading

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They Should Have Let Her Swim

It wasn’t just a day to celebrate, but also to remember; a day to look back and reflect on how far our nation had come.  Several days ago marked the fiftieth anniversary of the “I Have a Dream” speech.  On … Continue reading

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Not A Perfect World

Towards the end of the summer of every fourth year, the Olympics is an event that I always look forward to.  There is something special about hearing the stories of athletes from all over the world, who have overcome obstacles … Continue reading

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He Already Won

“Disability does not have to be a disadvantage.” That was the quote from Oscar Pistorius, who made history on Sunday by being the only athlete ever to compete in both the Olympic and the Paralympic games.  He is a runner … Continue reading

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