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The story of Sixteen-year-old Aaron Fotheringham
He turned his wheelchair into a super skateboard and a new sport was born: From Patricia E Bauer's Blog

Special Olympics Global Messenger
A Special Olympics video demonstrating the will power and excellence of the global messengers – athletes with intellectual disability who demonstrate unique presentation and communication capability

Athlete Sara Reinersten
Some features of an amazing athlete with one leg and a great heart.

Disabled dolphin swims and jumps
Fuji, a 34 years old female dolphin at a Japanese zoo wears an artificial fin for about 20 minutes a day, allowing her to jump and swim fast like other dolphins.

Blade Runner: The run of Oscar Pistorius
An amazing achievement of a runner with bilateral BK amputation who challenges able-bodied competition. Latest story details from ESPN Video, published April 15th 2008.

The story of Tatyana McFadde: Wheelchair Racer's quest for inclusion spurs debate
A Washington Post article from Thursday, April 12, 2007; Page A01 on Tatyana McFadden, a 17-year-old Paralympic wheelchair racer, who wants a chance to compete, like anybody else: alongside able-bodied teammates, with results that count for Atholton High School's track and field team. Article retrieved by Martin Kudlacek.

The story of Eli Wolf
A Boston Globe profile story: After getting a stroke at the age of 2, Eli Wolff went on to become a star soccer player while working to level the playing field for disabled athletes around the world.