Latest News, Other Sports

Warrior Games 2014: Army Wheelchair Basketball Athletes Live by the Warrior Creed

30 Sep , 2014  

Colorado Springs, Colorado – “The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender,” a Vince Lombardi quote, hangs embossed on one of many plaques that dot the gym at the Olympic Training Center Sports Center One. The National Anthem rang out crisp and clear, electrifying the famous football coach’s words. This was the calm […]


Paralympics, Racing

University of Illinois designated an official U.S. Paralympic Training Site

26 Sep , 2014  

So happy to here my alma mater has been made an official Paralympic Training site! CHICAGO — The University of Illinois has been designated an official U.S. Paralympic Training Site, the United States Olympic Committee announced Friday. “We’ve always had the best wheelchair track program in the world … so this validates all the training we’ve been […]

Adoption, Other Sports

Cycling Across the Country to Meet Birth Family

17 Sep , 2014  

I’ve been following the challenging journey of Tim Howard as he biked from Vermont to Minnesota. It’s been really inspiring to read about both the physical and emotional strength needed, plus his photos along the way across a good portion of America are just beautiful. You can read about the whole trip on his blog  […]

Latest News, Racing

Tatyana McFadden will Continue to Build on her Legacy at the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon

17 Sep , 2014  

September 17, 2014 – McFadden, the only athlete in history to win four of the world’s major marathons—London, Boston, Chicago, and New York—in a single season, will battle a formidable women’s field. A men’s field of wheelchair-racing greats will look to thwart defending champion and five-time world champion Marcel Hug New York, September 16, 2014—An illustrious field […]

Adoption, Background, Tips from Tatyana

Tatyana’s Graduation Speech

16 Sep , 2014  

When I graduated from University of Illinois in December 2013 I was invited to give a speech. I was a little unsure of what I should speak about. I wanted it to be inspiring to everyone and about my unique abilities, not about having a disability.  —Tatyana  WATCH THE VIDEO: They say that the journey toward one’s […]

Adoption, Inspiring Friends

Anjali Forber Pratt – A Portrait of Success

2 Sep , 2014  

Anjali is a dear friend of mine. She is an elite wheelchair racer, Paralympic ambassador, public speaker and PhD graduate from the University of Illinois. She is the the 2011 World Champion in the 200m and holds two bronze medals from the Paralympic Games in Beijing, China. The following is a story that she shared about […]