| Dec 21, 2012
Army veteran Melissa Stockwell has one strong, healthy leg. The other is a scarred, 6-inch stump that she has proudly nicknamed "Little Leg."
The Bucktown woman throws birthday parties for this shortened limb, always dresses it in her favorite colors...
| May 21, 2013
| 8:59 AM
Still feeling the effects of the nerve damage suffered when her arm broke in half while she was serving in Afghanistan, Marine Sgt. Lorie Yrigoyen stood on the podium on the first day of the Warrior Games, gold medal in hand.
The following Thursday,...
| May 13, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Prince Harry has a future in American football if that whole royal heir/third in line to the throne thing doesn't work out.
The young royal set out on his U.S. visit over last week and, over the weekend, he partook in a very American pastime: football....
| Oct 5, 2012
Actor Jerry Trainor stars on the hit kids show "iCarly" and will be taking about a special episode of his sitcom. Jerry and other Nickelodeon stars are in town for the annual Worldwide Day of Play which empowers children to get up and outside to...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 12:56 PM
John Ward Ross-Duggan, MD
(nicknames “ John Ross, Doctor John, Rhino)
Died at age of 57 drowned in a sailing accident on February 23, 2013.
Residing in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Born: Long Beach CALIF. On August 2, 1955
Son of Dr. John K Ross-Duggan,...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 2:38 PM
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...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 12:09 PM
University of Illinois freshman Raymond Martin won his second Paralympics gold medal Monday afternoon.
Martin rolled to victory in the wheelchair 400 at London’s Olympic Stadium with a time of 58.54 seconds. Tomoya Ito of Japan was second in 1:00....
| Sep 4, 2012
| 9:26 AM
Tatyana McFadden, a junior at the University of Illinois and two-time Chicago Marathon wheelchair winner, has added a first Paralympic gold medal to an already impressive career resume.
McFadden romped to victory in the 400 meters Monday at London’...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 7:00 PM
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...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 5:13 PM
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...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 11:40 AM
There is no doubt when and where the next Olympics in the United States should be.
Denver and its region have everything they need to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.
Much more, in fact, than the city and region could...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 4:35 PM
I saw this make the rounds recently and thought I'd share. A few quick Internet searches led me to the website of Josh Sundquist, a U.S. Paralympic skier, author and motivational speaker who lost his left leg to cancer when he was a child. If you ever...