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Tatyana McFadden’s grand slam marathon life

1 Nov , 2014  

U.S. Paralympic Athlete Tatyana McFadden is competing in the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 1. She is the only person to win all four major marathons in one year: London, Boston, Chicago and New York City. Tatyana spent the first six years of her life in an orphanage in Saint Petersburg, Russia. […]

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Paralympic Jessica Long Travels Back to Russia to Meet Her Birth Family

25 Oct , 2014  

My friend and fellow athlete Jessica Long was also adopted from Russia. We have both been very fortunate to be able to reconnect with our birth families. In this video Jessica returns to meet them for the very first time. “Long Way Home” chronicles the story of Jessica Long, a world-class swimmer, 12-time Paralympic gold […]

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Washington Capitals Star Ovechkin surprises 10-year-old with Sushi Date

17 Oct , 2014  

Ann Schaab is 10 years old. She has Down’s syndrome. Ann boldly asked her famous crush, Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin, out for a sushi date on Sept. 11 during an American Special Hockey Association skate with 60 children hosted by Ovechkin at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the Caps’ training facility. The captain dragged his feet […]

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My Hero: Tatyana Greets One of Her Fans

2 Oct , 2014  

This is me with Addison Zellner, one of my biggest fans, and as it has turned out, I am one of her biggest fans! View Video of Tatyana and Addison

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Achieving a Full Life with Spina Bifida

17 Jun , 2014  

A great story of how one family and the help of technology Maurice is a mechanical shunt in Evangeline Kugler’s brain that drains the fluid that would otherwise collect there because of her spina bifida. That’s just one of the many complications of the birth defect that will follow the baby, who’s almost 9 months […]