track and field in school

English: NEWPORT, R.I. (July 16, 2011) Former ...


English: NEWPORT, R.I. (July 16, 2011) Former …
English: NEWPORT, R.I. (July 16, 2011) Former Marine Corps Sgt. Tim Connor, one of 59 Paralympic military athletes, practices sprints in a racing wheelchair on McCool Memorial Track during the 2011 U.S. Olympic Committee Paralympic Military Sports Camp at Naval Station Newport. (U.S. Navy photo by Lisa Rama/Released) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When I was in grade seven or eight, I don’t remember which I was able to attend with the rest of my school, the local track meet. My friend who is also in a chair, and I decided we wanted to compete.

We were both involved with the city based track team in the division for people with disabilities . this meant that I could borrow the racing wheelchair I used for the school day.  We, my friend and I took our chairs home from track practice the night before. My sister was enlisted to bring the racing chairs for us to the track the next morning. When she dropped them off the first thing that happened was one of the back wheels fell off which meant that my dad (who was the chair repair guy for my city team) had to come from work and put my wheel back on.

After that I raced came off the track with sheer exhaustion my friend who worked for both me and my friend that raced that day was there helping out I asked her to push me back to my chair by my shoulders. In doing so, I leaned to far back and fell over on her foot at the exact moment my teacher who was walking beside us asked why I was wearing a bike helmet.  And that is why.  That wasn’t the first time it had happened either. This post was inspired by this

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Laura Forde founded her blog through my eyes: my life with cerebral palsy in December 2009 out of a great need she had, realizing that there was a vast gap in firsthand accounts of what life was like living with Cerebral Palsy: she knew then that the only way to see this reflected online was to create the change herself and thus this blog was born Laura was born four months premature, weighing a mere one pound three ounces and given ten percent odds for survival. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of three. After graduating from college, she continued writing and doing what she loves to do most; speaking to groups about her life experiences and sharing what she has learned from her journey. Her blog lifeofthedifferentlyabled was created after discovering that the online community lacked the voice of people in her situation. In its first year, the site saw over 20,000 hits from all over the world. Her readers are from all walks of life; some with disabilities, parents of children, professionals, and others who seek to gain a better understanding of the world of the differently abled. You can follow her on Twitter or Facebook
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