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For Tatyana, it’s not just about winning the next race, its about winning in life. After beginning her life in a Russian orphanage and as a person with a disability; Tatyana has faced various roadblocks and forms of discrimination. Luckily, Tatyana was fortunate enough to have people around her that really cared about her. Tatyana’s success is the success of many. Tatyana’s life goal is to make a difference both as a role model and as an person striving to make the world a better place for people of all abilities.

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 […]

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

Viktoria Modesta – World’s First Bionic Artist

22 Dec , 2014  

You have to watch this!!!! It redefines art and changes perspective on disabilities.  VIEW VIDEO    

Excel in Sports, Latest News, Learn to Thrive, Make a Difference, Other Sports, Paralympics

Top 14 Women of 2014

22 Dec , 2014  

So humbled that I was chosen as one of the top 14 women of 2014!!!! Beginning with the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic Winter Games, and moving on to world championships and other major events, U.S. athletes starred on the world stage this year with memorable and historic performances. Here are 14 U.S. […]

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

Excel in Sports, For Kids, Inspiring Friends, Latest News, Learn to Thrive, Make a Difference

Message from a Fan

8 Nov , 2014  

I found this today on Facebook. I’m so honored! Click on the image to embiggen and read.– T

Disability and Discrimination, For Kids, Learn to Thrive

Super Kid!

7 Nov , 2014  

Love this Halloween costume!  

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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 […]

Disability and Discrimination

10 Oct , 2014  

Sharing this great event for anyone in the @Des Moines, Iowa Area: Walk N Roll for Spina Bifida® is October 18, 2014, at Principal Park in Des Moines. Find an event near you.

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  […]