2014 Winter Olympics

Paralympians are as skilled as Olympic counterparts

Paralympians are as skilled as Olympic counterparts

Worldwide, a movement is taking place that celebrates our humanity, and the upcoming 2018 Winter Paralympics, which follows the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang next month, is the next great opportunity for all of us to share in it. The increasingly popular event will help change further the perception of the disabled community and the potential of members to achieve great things in life.

Before I became a two-time summer Paralympic swimmer, I competed against non-disabled swimmers for Franklin & Marshall College, eventually ranking 6th nationally in the 1,650-yard freestyle and earning Division III All-America honors. I won silver and bronze medals in the 2012 London Summer...

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