We had a rollicking conversation about the Paralympics on COSI Talks last night. If you missed the show, you can watch it here. Here’s what’s happening over in Tokyo today. MARK YOUR CALENDAR: SWIMMINGICYMI, yesterday we teed up 10 don’t-miss Paralympic track and field events so you can mark them down on your calendars. Today...
One of the most remarkable performers at the US Paralympic Trials wasn’t even eligible for a spot on Team USA. Mohammad Abbas Karimi, a bilateral arm amputee from Afghanistan, earned a spot on the International Refugee Paralympic Team as a swimmer.
Millennial and Gen Z amputees aren't waiting for permission to create a better world. Born after (or just before) passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act, these digital natives are empowered by technology and eager to build on the progress of their predecessors.
TLDR: Born in Vietnam, Haven lost her legs in a “family suicide” when she was 14 months old. Her mother and
father strapped bombs to themselves and embraced
Haven, hoping all three would die. The detonation killed both her parents. Haven survived but lost both legs below the knee.