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Beating the Odds: Paralyzed Haitian Earthquake Victim To Race in Paralympics

The Walkabout Foundation has given 2,500 wheelchairs worldwide, including to Leon Gaisli, a cyclist in this year's Paralympic Games.

For any athlete, qualifying for the Paralympic Games is no easy feat. But for Haitian hand-cyclist Leon Gaisli, arriving at London’s athlete’s village this week was particularly improbable.

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Car 2.0: an Electric Vehicle for Wheelchair-Bound Drivers

It’s a single-passenger car that can give wheelchair users transportation independence.


If you get around in a wheelchair, you often find yourself depending on friends and family for the simplest errands—a trip to the doctor's office, an outing to the movies, even just picking up milk. Stacy Zoern, a former patent lawyer turned car manufacturer, has been in a wheelchair her whole life and understands what a hassle finding transportation can be.

"I’m in my thirties and my friends have to take me everywhere. Any time I’m invited to anything, the next thing is, ‘Well, can you come pick me up?’" Zoern says. "It’s like I’m 15 all over again."

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Intermission: Meet the Superhumans

A gorgeous trailer for the paralympics featuring a cascade of awesomely overachieving amputee, visually impaired, and wheelchair-bound olympians.

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Watch this beautiful trailer for the paralympics featuring a cascade of awesomely overachieving amputee, visually impaired, and wheelchair-bound olympians. As the uncle of a paraplegic athlete, I'll be glued to the screen.

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