REDEFINING DISABILITY

 
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THE 8 MOST POWERFUL TED TALKS ON DISABILITY

Have Your Mind Blown from Extraordinary People

TED Talks delve into a wide range of topics, offering a platform on which to discuss what they’re truly passionate about. When it comes to the topic of disabilities, there are plenty of TED Talks that will amaze, challenge, encourage, and inspire you. You won’t want to miss the 8 most powerful TED Talks on disability including such topics as deep sea diving in a wheelchair, an opportunity for adversity, being deaf in the military, a broken body isn't a broken person and "I'm not your inspiration..." Check out these honest discussions on not letting your limitations limit you.

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MOUNT SINAI HEALTH TIP

The Benefits of Wheelchair Tennis

According to this article, many enthusiasts consider tennis one of the best lifetime sports for overall health, and recent published research backs up this claim. It’s also one of the best sports for those who have suffered serious spinal cord injuries and must use wheelchairs, according to Vincent Huang, MD, a specialist in spinal cord injury and rehabilitation at the Department of Rehabilitative Medicine and Human Performance at the Mount Sinai Health System. Read this article to better understand why tennis is good for you and especially good for anyone with a physical disability. Take a look...

LARRY KEETER'S CHAIR CHATS - YOUTUBE

YouTube Channel

Larry Keeter was injured in 2008, on a climbing tower while at his Senior Day at his high school. In one moment his life was sent into a tail spin, losing a wrestling scholarship along with his identity as a strong and effervescent young man. Thus began a self-described dark period that lasted years until he found wheelchair tennis. Since then, he has competed in other sports including competitive adaptive cross-fit. Larry now produces and hosts a YouTube series called "Chair Chats," helping people with disabilities gain acceptance and move forward with a healthy, independent and productive life. Take a look...

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MALLORY WEGGEMAN, PARALYMPIC SWIMMER, SPEAKER & ACTIVIST

Mallory Weggman, Paralympic Swimmer

Since becoming paralyzed in 2008 from an epidural injection, Mallory has become a world class swimmer. She has become passionate about raising awareness to the movement and changing perceptions of disability through her work both in and out of the pool.

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