| Oct 14, 2010
| 7:23 PM
The Newport Harbor Nautical Museum will launch an exhibit, "Extraordinary People," on Tuesday that gives a retrospective of local hero Nick Scandone.
Scandone, who died in 2009 at the age of 42, won the gold medal at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing,...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 9:10 PM
It's no secret that the Daily Pilot competes with the Orange County Register — at least in the Newport-Mesa neck of the woods.
So you might think I take great joy in the fact that two Register columnists plan to beat each other up — with...
| Oct 19, 2010
NEWPORT BEACH — He referred to ALS not as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, but as "A Love for Sailing."
It was Nick Scandone's way of turning his death sentence from Lou Gehrig's disease into a positive, which he did time and again. He won a gold...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 10:02 PM
CHULA VISTA, Calif. - Sprinter Blake Leeper just got a pair of fresh legs in March that he'll use at three Paralympics events.
“This is the ‘Cheetah Blade’, made by Ossur. It's all carbon fiber,” the 22-year-old San Diego...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 11:12 PM
Lifestyle may make a difference for those living with Alzheimer's
Dr. Heather Snyder talks about the research being presented at this week's Alzheimer's AssociationInternational Conference. Dr. Snyder says lifestyle factors such as alcohol use, sleep...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 2:59 AM
Striving for Gold in London with a Certain Degree of Difficulty
Olympic athletes Elana Meyers and Anna Johannes talk about their preparatinos for the Olympic and Paralympic games.
John O'Hurley Talks Managing Cholesterol
Actor John O'Hurley and Dr....
| Jun 29, 2012
| 4:03 PM
IUPUI is hosting the US Paralympics track and field trials. 250 athletes are trying to grab a roster spot on the US Paralympic track and field team.
The competition isn't the only thing making them sweat. The high temperatures are contributing too....
| Oct 7, 2011
| 10:29 AM
Fifteen-year-old Andrew Haraghey's hard work may make his dream to ski with the United States Adaptive Ski Team in the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Russia a reality.
Andrew, a sophomore at Enrico Fermi High School in Enfield, has spastic diplegia, a form...
| Dec 4, 2011
You yawned at the royal wedding in April. You were happy to miss the riots in August. But you're determined to be a part of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
This means either making a 260-foot discus throw, pronto, or studying up fast on the ticket,...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 10:12 AM
Paralympic silver medallist Monique van der Vorst has miraculously become an able-bodied Olympic hopeful after a crash reversed her paralysis.
Paralysed from the hip down since she was 13, the 27-year-old handcyclist, who has just signed with the...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 3:24 PM
The latest pre-Olympic sensation from thousands of miles away has some Houstonians to thank for an unprecedented entry to the London games.
South African Oscar Pistorius had both legs amputated as a new born, due to a congenital problem. While some may...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 5:10 PM
CHULA VISTA, Calif --David Wagnerdidn't choose to play wheelchair tennis, but he now embraces it.
“I went and tried it out and I just fell in love with the sport and couldn`t get enough of it,” Wagner said after a recent workout at the...