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  • 01:01

    London 2012 Paralympic Preview with Inspiring Paralympians

    in Travel

    World Footprints will share positive vibes from a Paralympic Champion, race into London 2012 with a remarkable person and special athlete, and “Hurdle Adversity” with a leading Paralympic Advocate, athlete and motivational speaker.
    Meet Tony Volpentest.  Tony achieved his dream of running in the Olympics, becoming a four-time Paralympic Gold Medalist and five-time World Champion sprinter—a seemingly incredible accomplishment because Tony was born without hands or feet.  We’re honored to share his inspiring story.
    Becoming a world-class athlete takes enormous determination, courage and faith and our good friend, Anjali Forber-Pratt, exudes all of those attributes.  As a child Anjali has been paralyzed from the waist down but she never allowed her wheelchair to limit her.  Anjali is an Olympic Bronze Medalist and she has her sights set on Gold in London.
    Behind every great athlete is a strong advocate.  John Register was at the top of his sport as an all-American hurdler on the verge of qualifying for the US Olympic Team only to suffer a devastating injury that would lead to the loss of his leg.  He overcame that to compete as a Paralympian in two sports.  Today, John is on the management team at the US Olympic Committee in the Paralympic Division.

  • 00:59

    The Revolution of One Revolution

    in Sports

    A skiing accident left Chris Waddell, paralyzed from the waist down. Determined to get back on the slopes, he began skiing on a monoski roughly one year later. A little more than two years later, Waddell was named to the US Disabled Ski Team.

    Waddell was also the first paraplegic to ascend Mt. Kilimanjaro (the tallest freestanding mountain in the world) unassisted. This one climb was made by this one man, using just one, handcycle one revolution at a time.

    We need to look beyond individual disabilities. We need to look past the wheel chair and see the real person for who they are, as opposed to how they function being disabled.
    One Revolution stands for something small that can lead to something big. In this sense, it can leads to a revolution of one—becoming a revolution for all.
    Find out how to put life in perspective and take the time to join me, and my guest, Chris Waddell LIVE Wed June 20th @ 7PM EST at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio. Dial-in TOLL FREE 1-877-357-2448 in Canada and United States to ask a question, talk with us or e-mail in advance.

  • 01:10

    Paralympics: The Real Olympic Games

    in Sports

    The Paralympic Games are a major international multi-sport event where athletes with a physical disability compete; this includes athletes with mobility restrictions, amputations, blindness, and cerebral palsy.
    Elisabeth Walker Young an accomplished Paralympic swimmer, Victoria Nolan is a rower and Justin Karn is an athlete in the sport of Judo and they join us in conversation @ 7PM EST at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio. Dial-in TOLL FREE 1-877-357-2448 in Canada and United States to ask a question, talk with us or e-mail in advance.

  • 01:10

    CHICAGO Hosting Military Sports Games Aug 9 to 12th

    in Military

    The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and The Wounded Heroes Foundation to Host Military Sports Camp August 9th through August 12th.
    Tune in Thursday August 2nd at 9:00am cst and learn how Veterans with physical disabilities can compete in all major sporting events HERE in Chicago. 
    Join us for a Paralympic style sports camp specifically designed for injured military personnel with  physical disabilities.  Introductory level athletes are invited to learn from Paralympians and elite level  coaches while enjoying all that Chicago has to offer.  All transportation, lodging, meals, and program  activities will be  provided to military personnel at no cost. For more information or to register online:     www.ricsports.org/military  Diana Helt, CTRS– Military Program Coordinator