Change the way you think about disabilities forever! Adaptive sports at Disabled Sports USA

Change the way you think about disabilities forever! Adaptive sports at Disabled Sports USA


[MUSIC PLAYING] If you ask me what
had first come to mind after my injury
I’d say, the world is going to move a lot faster
than me now and how am I going to be able to keep up? I used to be able to play
sports with my friends. It’s a hard thing
for a man to swallow when he has to ask for help. Like a lot of folks, I suffered
with going through the process of what am I going to do now? I don’t have a purpose
in life anymore. It was really a no brainer
to convince myself, at that point, of something
so simple, that it was time to get back on my feet. [MUSIC PLAYING] What we do is get
people out doing, and by that doing they
regain that confidence and they start back on
the road to recovery. Sports are really
vital in my life. I, honestly, don’t know
where I’d be without sports. It gives you a sense
of ability back. Through Disabled Sports USA you
can do any sport or anything you want with a disability. This is the purest form
of occupational therapy I’ve ever done,
that we really help people get back to independence
and feeling out the fact that they have no boundaries. It was an opportunity to see
that dreams are possible. If I can barrel down a
mountain going 60 MPH, I can also get an education. I can also succeed and
go on to the Paralympics. And with Disabled Sports USA’s
own motto, “If I can do this, I can do anything.” Now it’s not a matter
of if I can keep up with the rest of the world,
but can they keep up with me. [MUSIC PLAYING]

10 Replies to “Change the way you think about disabilities forever! Adaptive sports at Disabled Sports USA”

  1. Thank you for your kind comments and for your terrific work helping people with disabilities participate in sports! glasa.org

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