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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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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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Adoption, Disability and Discrimination, Excel in Sports, For Kids, Inspiring Friends, Learn to Thrive, Make a Difference, Paralympics, Racing

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 […]

Adoption, Disability and Discrimination, Excel in Sports, For Kids, Learn to Thrive, Make a Difference, Paralympics, Racing, Tips from Tatyana

Take My New Year’s Challenge!

28 Dec , 2014  

I was once told a story about how the act of walking is actually a series of motions—falling forward and then catching oneself—that you can’t consciously walk if you think about placing one foot in front of another. Each step is about letting go and then trusting that you will catch yourself. And that the […]

Adoption, Disability and Discrimination, For Kids, Inspiring Friends, Learn to Thrive, Make a Difference

The Dennehy Family

17 Nov , 2014  

An truly amazing film about family and adoption. So inspiring! VIEW VIDEO

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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. […]

Adoption, For Kids, Inspiring Friends, Paralympics

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 […]

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  […]

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 […]