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I pledge to be an ambassador for inclusion, empowering my disabled peers to join me on the field, playing side-by-side with them as my equal. Through my leadership position as an athlete, I will inspire my community to create positive change for inclusion, as well as raise awareness on the importance of inclusive sport and play opportunities for disabled individuals.

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Shootout for Soldiers: 2015 GoPro Trailer
Shootout for Soldiers: 2015 GoPro Trailer
Something big is coming. 1.19.15

 
 WOUNDED WARRIORS' RESILIENCE - An Award-Winning Inspiring Tribute
WOUNDED WARRIORS' RESILIENCE - An Award-Winning Inspiring Tribute
An award-winning short documentary film about the extraordinary sacrifice and inspiring resilience of brave American men and women in uniform who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan since 9/11, been wounded, and are role models of the human capacity to overcome adversity.

 
Out On A Limb: Skiing with One Leg
Out On A Limb: Skiing with One Leg
Adaptive skier, Vasu Sojitra, stars in ‘Out On A Limb’ profiling his inspiring story as he ventures into the backcountry to summit peaks, explore avalanche zones, send cliffs, and ski deep powder lines—all completely unassisted.

 
Carl Joseph - An Inspirational Sports Story for the Ages
Carl Joseph - An Inspirational Sports Story for the Ages

 
Life Rolls On inspires possibilities beyond paralysis
Life Rolls On inspires possibilities beyond paralysis
Jesse Billauer is the Founder and Executive Director/CEO of the Life Rolls On Foundation which is dedicated to improving the quality of life for young people affected by spinal cord injury through action sports.

 
5 Medical Applications of Surfing
5 Medical Applications of Surfing
News by Taylor Pitz Student/Surfer/The Inertia Editorial Intern
To many surfers, myself included, surfing is a cure-all. Be it a rough day at work, a long day of class or just day-to-day stress, there is no medicine quite like getting in the water for an hour or two. However, there are others out there for whom surfing provides actual medical treatment.

 
The Lazyboy - A Short Documentary on Alex Cairns
The Lazyboy - A Short Documentary on Alex Cairns
The "The Lazyboy" is a short documentary about Alex Cairns, a sit skier from Squamish, BC. He was born with Spinal Bifida which left him paralyzed from the knees down.

 
 North Pole Expedition with True Patriot Love Foundation
North Pole Expedition with True Patriot Love Foundation
For too many years our men and women in uniform, and their families, have lived and served far from the thoughts of most everyday Canadians. Our vision is to repair that disconnect – to permanently bridge the military and civilian worlds, to ensure always that our Canadian Forces men and women have private dollars at their disposal to address the various gaps inevitably left unfunded by government.

 
Blind Skateboarder - This is unbeleiveable
Blind Skateboarder - This is unbeleiveable
Watch a Video of Blind skateboarder Tommy Carroll a few years ago interviewed by Tony Hawk and then see where he is today - Incredible!!

 
This Climber's Outlook On Life Will Change The Way You Look At Disability
This Climber's Outlook On Life Will Change The Way You Look At Disability
Part 2 of our introduction to the super strong climber and amazing personality, Philippe Ribiere gives you unprecedented insight into how he sees the world. Born with a disfiguring condition called Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome, Philippe is a traveler and a loner but he is also one of the kindest, funniest, and most generous guys at any crag. We can all learn something from the way he approaches life.

 
 Life Rolls On Foundation
Life Rolls On Foundation
Jesse Billauer is the Founder and Executive Director/CEO of the Life Rolls On Foundation which is dedicated to improving the quality of life for young people affected by spinal cord injury through action sports.

 
BLAKE LEEPER
BLAKE LEEPER
Blake Leeper was born without lower legs and has been using prosthesis since he was a toddler. Unwilling to sit on the sidelines, he played cross-country, baseball and basketball in middle and high school.

 
 USAWP Presents: Weekends with Polo Buddies
USAWP Presents: Weekends with Polo Buddies
It's perfect for younger kids who want to start to learn water polo, or kids with ADD, Asperger's, or any child who may want more individual instruction.

 
Help bring Wheelchair Lacrosse to your area
Help bring Wheelchair Lacrosse to your area
Reach out to WLUSA to bring Wheelchair Lacrosse to your area and help be a part of bringing this game to a new audience.

 
Please Help Support Cow Harbor Warriors in their efforts to help Wounded Warriors
Please Help Support Cow Harbor Warriors in their efforts to help Wounded Warriors
Please help this project! SSN Content Department is headed on Vacation while our Techies upgrade the back end. Be back on the 25th but please enjoy the thousands of Videos and Articles on the site.

 
Beyond Sight | Official Surfing Trailer
Beyond Sight | Official Surfing Trailer
A film about a blind boy with a big dream to accomplish the unthinkable : To surf the biggest wave in the world.

 
Father-Son Duo, Team Hoyt, Celebrates 37 Years of Inspiring Teamwork
Father-Son Duo, Team Hoyt, Celebrates 37 Years of Inspiring Teamwork
News by Guest Rick Reilly
The real story of a inspirational love between a father and a son

 
Carl Joseph - An Inspirational Sports Story for the Ages
Carl Joseph - An Inspirational Sports Story for the Ages
News by Author Unknown
Carl's unprecedented exploits have been memorialized in this video, using old game footage that had been lost to Carl for the last 29 years. The video shows why he was a legend in his own time

 
 Bobby Lane: The Roundhouse Cutback
Bobby Lane: The Roundhouse Cutback
Rehabilitation of wounded soldiers often includes physical training, psychological therapy, medication and more—but it isn't always enough.

 
Inspirational Stories
Inspirational Stories
Nico was born with only one leg, but he's done more with it than most people do with two. He plays soccer, wrestles, has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, and lives his life like any other person, without limitations.

 
Miracle League lets kids with disabilities play ball
Miracle League lets kids with disabilities play ball
The inspiring story behind the special baseball league started for disabled kids.

 
 God's Perfection
God's Perfection
News by Rabbi Paysach Krohn - A True Story
"God's Perfection," the Story of Shaya, the Learning-Disabled Boy Who Hit The Grand-Slam Home-Run

 
Bethany Hamilton was on fire at the Surf n Sea Pipeline Women's Pro
Bethany Hamilton was on fire at the Surf n Sea Pipeline Women's Pro
News by Press Release
First Win in Ten Years - VIDEOS

 
Field of Play: Awakening to the truth of the Paralympics
Field of Play: Awakening to the truth of the Paralympics
News by Guest Blogger Scott Russell
Following my return from Russia and the Olympic spectacle, I honestly thought the subsequent broadcast of the Paralympic Winter Games from Sochi was going to be a grind. I was never more wrong.

 
Mac Marcoux wins 2nd Paralympic bronze in super-G
Mac Marcoux wins 2nd Paralympic bronze in super-G
A major technical glitch couldn't keep the youngest member of the Canadian Paralympic team from winning another medal. Mac Marcoux, just 16 years old, won his second bronze in as many days on Sunday, finishing third in the men’s visually impaired super-G on Sunday.

 
The U.S. has won three medals after the first day of the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi.
The U.S. has won three medals after the first day of the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi.
US Paralympics team takes home medals as games open in Sochi

 
Putin opens Paralympics as Crimea crisis rages across sea
Putin opens Paralympics as Crimea crisis rages across sea
Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the Winter Paralympics in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Friday, an opportunity for people with disabilities to triumph but overshadowed by the crisis in Ukraine.

 
 Prince Harry: We Stole American Warrior Games Idea
Prince Harry: We Stole American Warrior Games Idea

 
Preview ahead of Wings for Life charity run
Preview ahead of Wings for Life charity run
The Wings for Life World Run is an entirely new type of event never before seen or undertaken in either running or any other sporting field. Why?

 
An inspirational quadriplegic surfer - Barney Miller: A day in the life
An inspirational quadriplegic surfer - Barney Miller: A day in the life
News by Press Release
Wings for Life World Run Ambassador, Barney Miller, gives an inside look into what his daily life is like living with a spinal cord injury.

 
Paralympics leaders hoping for peace during Winter Games
Paralympics leaders hoping for peace during Winter Games
Leaders of the Paralympics expressed hopes Saturday for a peaceful outcome in Ukraine after Russia executed a de facto military takeover of the Crimea region as athletes arrived in nearby Sochi for next week's start of the Winter Paralympics.

 
Wounded Warriors' Stories Resonate With Army, Furman, Catholic
Wounded Warriors' Stories Resonate With Army, Furman, Catholic
News by SSN Staff
Ben Harrow, an Army lacrosse player who lost both legs below the knee in combat, shared his story with Army, Furman and Catholic lacrosse players.

 
New York Sled Rangers Gives Wheelchair-Bound Kids A Chance To Play Hockey
New York Sled Rangers Gives Wheelchair-Bound Kids A Chance To Play Hockey
News by CBS News Cindy Hsu
Mostly everyone is pretty sick of the freezing weather, but there’s one group of determined kids that certainly still is enjoying it.

 
Amazing Adventurer Story
Amazing Adventurer Story
He was born without legs, but not without determination, photographer, writer and television host to Kevin Michael Connolly.

 
High School Hero Ambassador Sarah T.
High School Hero Ambassador Sarah T.
SSN Salutes our H.S. Athlete of the Week. As a deaf high school student, she serves as a liaison between the hearing and deaf worlds while excelling in school, volleyball and water polo.

 
Runner, Interrupted - One of our longer articles but so worth the read!!
Runner, Interrupted - One of our longer articles but so worth the read!!
News by Frank Bures; Image by Joe Pugliese
Running took him from Kenya to Alaska, and gave him a shot at a better life. But then Marko Cheseto disappeared during a run one snowy winter night, and when he stumbled out of the woods 55 hours later, his frozen feet could not be saved. Who was he now?

 
Rather be Dead than Disabled?
Rather be Dead than Disabled?
News by Jonathan Field
If you’re American, 52% of you said yes…

 
Breaking Aspergers Through Geocaching - Texas Parks and Wildlife
Breaking Aspergers Through Geocaching - Texas Parks and Wildlife
It can be a debilitating health disorder for many people. Asperger syndrome, part of the autism spectrum, primarily affects one's social life, but one woman discovered a way to break through her disorder through Geocaching, a sort of treasure hunt in the outdoors using just a smart phone or GPS device.

 
'King of the Royal Flush' Clean-shaven Prince Harry ribbed by The Wire's Dominic West
'King of the Royal Flush' Clean-shaven Prince Harry ribbed by The Wire's Dominic West
News by Richard Palmer and Kelby McNally
PRINCE Harry was reunited today with wounded veterans who joined him on a trek to the South Pole and was hailed by actor Dominic West as the King of the Royal Flush.

 
The masters swimmer who broke her neck - and came back stronger
The masters swimmer who broke her neck - and came back stronger
News by Theresa Wallace
After a freak accident, Lynn Marshall's career was written off by doctors. But they hadn't counted on the doggedness of Canada's greatest ever masters swimmer

 
Swimming: the perfect disabled workout
Swimming: the perfect disabled workout
News by The Swimming Blog
I used to find swimming a bore, but an arthritis diagnosis led me back to the pool – where I rediscovered a truly egalitatian, inclusive form of exercise

 
Surfers' paradise beckons thanks to SwansAid
Surfers' paradise beckons thanks to SwansAid
Disabled surfers can look forward to new opportunities thanks to grant from Swansea City

 
Extreme wheelchair athlete impresses in amazing freestyle show
Extreme wheelchair athlete impresses in amazing freestyle show
Extreme wheelchair athlete impresses in amazing freestyle show

 
Scout Bassett - One step at a time
Scout Bassett - One step at a time
Kids often ask Scout Bassett, of Palm Desert, California, if she wishes she had two normal legs. Bassett, 18, answers, “No. I have never known anything different, and it would seem weird to me.

 
GOALBALL- Paralympic Sport
GOALBALL- Paralympic Sport
Goalball is a team sport for athletes who are blind or have a visual impairment and is played with a ball with bells inside.

 
Schools must provide sports for disabled, US says
Schools must provide sports for disabled, US says
News by Press Release
Students with disabilities must be given a fair shot to play on a traditional sports team or have their own leagues, the Education Department says.

 
No fear: Blind skiers take to Western slopes
No fear: Blind skiers take to Western slopes
News by THOMAS PEIPERT
Taking a deep breath, Wally Mozdzierz points his skis down the icy slope and leans forward. He hears the snow crunch and feels the contours change beneath him as he glides swiftly down the mountain, his guide following close behind.

 
'Armed & Ready' Hosted by Kevin Michael Connolly
'Armed & Ready' Hosted by Kevin Michael Connolly
News by Sara Bibel
Kevin Michael Connolly was born without legs, but that's never stopped him from taking on all kinds of crazy global adventures. He's Armed & Ready.

 
"Jack's Heat" - A Story of Love & the Power of a Team
News by Clarence Gaines
"They are trying to keep me safe. If I fall down, they got my back." WATCH HIS INSPIRING VIDEO

 
Oregon Teen Becomes First Person With Down Syndrome
Oregon Teen Becomes First Person With Down Syndrome
News by Buzzfeed.com
To Reach Mount Everest Base Camp Fifteen-year-old Eli Reimer, his father and a group of friends made the two-week, 70-mile hike to raise money and awareness for disabled children.

 
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Surfer's Healing - Turning Pint
Surfer's Healing - Turning Pint
Founded by Izzy and Danielle Paskowitz, who have an autsitc child, Surfers Healing is an organization where top surfers provide therapeutic surfing for children who suffer from autism.

 
One man's struggle to transcend.
One man's struggle to transcend.
Michael, with his disability, finds his natural self through surfing

 
Introducing: Ismael Araya - Costa Rica Surf Coach
Introducing: Ismael Araya - Costa Rica Surf Coach
Trending by Surf Coaches
Ismael is an amazing surfer from Costa Rica, and an amazing Surf Coach as well. He will be working with our team, training, and giving expert surfing advice. Here is Ismael's story!

 
 Windsurfer Baptiste Gossein, a truly inspiring characters
Windsurfer Baptiste Gossein, a truly inspiring characters
Despite a terrible accident in 2009 that resulted in paralysis, former windsurfing pro Baptiste Gossein’s inspirational character has kept him the lineup at Teahupoo as local legend and world-renowned big-wave surfer Raimana Van Bastolaer’s jet ski driver.

 
Life Rolls On WheelChair Rail Jam
Life Rolls On WheelChair Rail Jam
The Rail Jam that took place at the end of the Life Rolls On: They Will Skate Again event at the Venice Beach skatepark. Aaron Fotheringham and Jonathon Stark are among the wheelchair athletes going all out on this ramp to rail set up. SSN Salutes them>

 
 Beyond Sight - The Derek Rabelo Story trailer
Beyond Sight - The Derek Rabelo Story trailer
Despite being born blind Derek Rabeio decided he still wanted to surf and that he wanted to surf Pipeline. He embarked on a three-year journey of grueling mental, physical and spiritual training.

 
"DERRICK COLEMAN" | Trust Your Power
The life of Derrick Coleman, Super Bowl Champion.

 
Gear Up Florida 2014
Gear Up Florida 2014
Gear Up Florida was created with one mission in mind. To reach out to as many people as possible across the State of Florida, spreading a message of acceptance and understanding on behalf of people with disabilities. Gear Up Florida has served that mission well by creating an event that is touted as "The best two weeks of programming Push America has to offer."

 
STILL RUNNING
STILL RUNNING
‘Still/Running’ vividly chronicles how Wings for Life World Run ambassador Pieter du Preez overcame a tragic cycling accident – which left him paralysed from the chest down – to become the first ever C6 quadriplegic to complete an Iron Man triathlon.

 
The Climb
The Climb
We believe that "The Climb" shows how tenacity and willpower let us go beyond our limits. The Climb is an unbelievable challenge of a disabled athlete! You really can't miss this!

 
Project Healing Waters Supports Wounded Veterans
Project Healing Waters Supports Wounded Veterans
Please help Support!

 
Wounded veterans use fishing as a way of healing
Wounded veterans use fishing as a way of healing

 
Apostle Islands Adventure
Apostle Islands Adventure
Push America embarked on an adventure to the Apostle Islands of Lake Superior for the launching of the Enabled Athlete Program. We were fortunate enough to be asked to capture this moment, as 22 participants came together and proved that through TEAMWORK, disability is removed. The Enabled Athlete program is designed to bring athletes with and without disabilities together through adventures and sports, check out more of the awesome stuff they are doing: pushamerica.org

 
Cross country skier Brian McKeever wins Canada's first gold medal at Sochi Paralympics CTV News
Cross country skier Brian McKeever wins Canada's first gold medal at Sochi Paralympics CTV News

 
A surfer's optimism after tragic spinal cord injury - Brooke Thabit: A day in the life
A surfer's optimism after tragic spinal cord injury - Brooke Thabit: A day in the life
Trending by Redbull
Wings for Life World Run ambassador Brooke Thabit shares her personal story of tragedy and her limitless hope for a medical breakthrough in spinal cord injuries. For the last year, this former surfer and outdoor enthusiast has been physically and mentally preparing for the day when she will walk again after a neck injury left her mostly paralyzed and wheelchair bound.

 
What's Your Problem? Sport Doesn't Care - Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games
What's Your Problem? Sport Doesn't Care - Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games
Sport doesn't care about abilities or disabilities. Sport makes no distinctions. All that matters is that you give your best to win. What's your problem? Sport Doesn't Care.

 
ip #317 GoPro - What is Protune?
ip #317 GoPro - What is Protune?

 
The Human Condition
The Human Condition
In fitness, adaptation produces strength. When changes are introduced, our bodies adapt, and we grow stronger. In the video below, Equinox member Jed McGiffin shares his story of adaptation. And even though no two bodies are the same, nor meet the same challenges, it’s our ability to respond that is distinctly human—we have this in common.

 
Equest Center Therapy Trail dedicated
Equest Center Therapy Trail dedicated
The Therapy Trail is filled with sensory-rich stations to help riders engage and interact with the environment.

 
Since 1982, Freedom Hills, a non-profit organization, has been bringing horses and people with disabilities together.
Since 1982, Freedom Hills, a non-profit organization, has been bringing horses and people with disabilities together.
Trending by SSN Salutes the work Freedom Hills
You can see it the first time they touch a horse. The first time they sit in the saddle. You can hear it in their laughter and see it in their faces.

 
 Faces of the NCAA // Dalton Herendeen
Faces of the NCAA // Dalton Herendeen
University of Indianapolis swimmer Dalton Herendeen, whose left leg was amputated just below the knee shortly after birth, explains how he's able to compete with able-bodied swimmers.

 
The Blind Surfer
The Blind Surfer
Blind and only 19 years old, Brazilian Derek Rabelo travels to Hawaii to surf one of the world's most dangerous waves.

 
In Relentless Pursuit - Mike Powell
In Relentless Pursuit - Mike Powell
Trending by John Minton
The only thing more impressive than Mike Powell's prodigious strength was his outsized bravado. Over the course of a few short weeks, the very thing that defined him - his strength - disappeared.

 
2013 Adaptive Rock Climbing Clinic - Joshua Tree
2013 Adaptive Rock Climbing Clinic - Joshua Tree
Despite loosing his leg due to a congenital disorder, Ronnie flips the script on life and uses his situation as a tool to introduce others with physical disabilities to the world of rock climbing, push them beyond their limits and hopefully inspire others to do the same.

 
Wounded warriors hit the ice
Wounded warriors hit the ice
Wounded Warriors in Laurel, Maryland are sporting new uniforms- hockey jerseys and skates- and hitting the rink for what they call part of the physical and emotional healing process.