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  • Wheelchair tennis players go for third gold medal

    Wheelchair tennis players go for third gold medal
    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...
  • Real life 'Forrest Gump' hopes for spot on U.S. Paralympic team

    Real life 'Forrest Gump' hopes for spot on U.S. Paralympic team
    SAN DIEGO -- When people see Daryl Sterling play table tennis, they usually give him the same comments. “Their reaction is either ‘can you beat Forrest Gump?  Are you Forrest Gump?’” Sterling said with a chuckle. He's not Forrest...
  • College Freshmen: 1st Test is to Get Meningitis Vaccine

    College Freshmen: 1st Test is to Get Meningitis Vaccine
    In a couple of weeks Jamie Schanbaum will head back to Austin for her junior year--but three years ago the University of Texas turned into the school of hard knocks. Jamie remembered going from feeling fine to near death. "I was admitted to the hospital...
  • Chicago cyclist 7th in Paralympics

    Chicago cyclist 7th in Paralympics
    Chicago cyclist Greta Neimanas finished seventh Thursday in the 3,000-meter individual pursuit, her first race at the 2012 Paralympics. "Didn't have the race I wanted or that I can do," she tweeted.  "Sometimes it happens.  On to the next day & next...
  • McFadden 2-for-2 in Paralympics

    McFadden 2-for-2 in Paralympics
    Tatyana McFadden is 2-for-2 in her drive for five. The University of Illinois junior won Wednesday's wheelchair 800 meters at the Paralympic Games in London. McFadden led from start to finish in a time of 1 minute, 47.01 seconds.  Edith Wolf of...
  • Former Formula One racer, Alex Zanardi, won 3 medals in the London 2012 Paralympic games

    Former Formula One racer, Alex Zanardi, won 3 medals in the London 2012 Paralympic games
    From one track to another, 11 years later. A horrific crash on September 15th, 2001 in Germany cost Italian Formula 1 driver Alex Zanardi both of his legs, amputated below the knee. Doctors say Zanardi shouldn't have even survived the wreck. But just...
  • New 'Cheetahs' help amputee run to Paralympics

    New 'Cheetahs' help amputee run to Paralympics
    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...
  • Wednesday, July 18, 2012

    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...
  • Blind jumper has visions of gold in London

    Blind jumper has visions of gold in London
    CHULA VISTA, Calif. -- Now that the Summer Olympics have ended, the really amazing athletes head to London for the Paralympic Games, including one that has set all sorts of records and has never seen one of them. Lex Gillette is a blind athlete who lives...
  • One-Armed Louisiana Athlete Heading To London For 2012 Paralympics

    One-Armed Louisiana Athlete Heading To London For 2012 Paralympics
    27-year old, Mark LeBlanc's never been to London, but that will change tomorrow.  He's hopping on a plane to hit the waters to compete in the 2012 Paralympics.  He's part of the 2012 U.S. Paralympics Sailing team. "I'm hoping for a medal.  I know I got...
  • Nick Scandone dies at 42; Orange County gold medalist in sailing at Paralympic Games

    Nick Scandone dies at 42; Orange County gold medalist in sailing at Paralympic Games
    Nick Scandone, an Orange County sailor who won a gold medal at the 2008 Paralympic Games in China six years after having been stricken with Lou Gehrig's disease, died Friday at his Fountain Valley home. He was 42. Sailing since he was 8, Scandone was...
  • Columbia Vet School Graduate Allowed To Assist At Olympics

    For most of us horse nuts, watching the Olympic riders on television is as close as we get to seeing horses and riders of that caliber. Anna Pedersen of Columbiagot much, much closer. Pedersen, a fifth-year veterinary student at the University of Sydney...