Learn to Thrive

Tatyana’s life has always been about not just surviving but thriving. “I think the word “disabled” is wrong. I have my unique abilities and talents, just like everyone else.” She states adamantly. There are many stories out in the world about unique talents, passions and drives that we can all learn and be inspired by to reach and exceed of our potential.

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Tatyana Goes on the Ellen Show!

7 Oct , 2016  

Tatyana McFadden appears on the Ellen Show VIEW VIDEO

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My New Book, Now Available on Amazon!

10 May , 2016  

I can’t believe it!!!! My children’s book “Ya Sama” which means I can do it is finally out!!! You can order it on Amazon. This book tells a story of my wonderful life journey, and how I have gotten to be where I am today, and the person I have become. I chose to tell […]

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Eight-year-old with Cerebral Palsy Races in Triathlon

4 Aug , 2015  

Bailey Matthews stumbled, but he did not quit. The 8-year-old with cerebral palsy was running with a walker in the final leg of a triathlon in the United Kingdom, but when the finish line was near and the cheering fans loud, he let it go. And he ran. He fell, but he got up. He […]

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5th Grade Class Project on Tatyana McFadden

13 May , 2015  

  I feel so honored to be chosen as the subject of a 5th grade project by a fan, and now friend, Jiya. Thank you so much! Here’s a photo of Jiva racing in a 5K race. Go Jiya!

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Tatyana McFadden ‘really, really wanted to win’ for Martin Richard’s family

20 Apr , 2015  

When you have to push through a head wind for 26.2 miles, any athlete would have to search the recesses of their mind to find their inspiration. But Tatyana McFadden, who captured her third consecutive Boston Marathon women’s wheelchair race on Monday, did not have to search very far for her emotional boost. It was […]

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Sharing My Message of Strength, Courage and Hope through Kickstarter

20 Apr , 2015  

I am so excited to be announcing my latest efforts to share my own life story through a series of children’s books I am creating. I hope to inspire children—especially children with disabilities—to be all that they possibility be. Please support my Kickstarter campaign to fund this project. Thank you so much for your support!  – […]

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Tatyana McFadden Dedicates Boston Win To Richard Family and Talks About Inspiring Others

20 Apr , 2015  

Tatyana talks about her strategy for winning the Boston Marathon for the third consecutive year, dedicating the Marathon Win to the Richard Family, who lost a child in the bombing of the Boston Marathon two years ago. She also talks about using the story of her early years in an orphanage and becoming a major sports […]

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Advertisers Increasingly Using Disability to Promote Their Products

3 Feb , 2015  

If any of you saw Amy Purdee in the Toyota ad on the Super Bowl, you probably understand was a breakthrough this is! Are advertisers increasingly using disability to promote their products? After this year’s Super Bowl featured two adverts starring people with an impairment, the IPC’s Director of Media and Communications, asks if a new trend […]

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To the Mother Crying Over Her Baby’s Spina Bifida Diagnosis

27 Jan , 2015  

This is a very endearing note written by a mother with a child born with spina bifida and her coming to understand the wonderful specialness of her child. A person is only limited by their lack of imagination and drive. We are all born with some unique abilities (don’t think of them as disabilities) and it […]

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NHL Stars Take On Sledge Hockey Team

7 Jan , 2015  

  If you think hockey is exciting, check out sledge hockey. It’s faster and takes a lot of skill to master. Here is a video of NHL stars taking on a team of sledge hockey players.  VIEW VIDEO And here’s a photo of me trying the sport when I was younger.

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