Story 29: Activism/Awareness
It’s no secret that wheelchair sports enrich the lives of those who play them. It’s also no secret that when people are exposed to wheelchair sports, they quickly abandon any stereotypes they might hold about people with disabilities. Our next story, however, is about people within the wheelchair sports community who have gone above and beyond to raise awareness about wheelchair sports and reduce barriers for people with disabilities. Some used wheelchair sports as a platform to build awareness. Others built a political career trying to gain equality for all types of people. But all of the people profiled today are members of the wheelchair sports community that we’re proud to claim as our own.