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Unidentified boy at the Slipshod Home for Feeble Minded Children. This was one of the Sisters' means of testing endurance.

Unidentified boy at the Slipshod Home for Feeble Minded Children. This was one of the Sisters' means of testing endurance.

Although David Wagner seems to have secured a ticket to the London 2012 Paralympic Games, with the top-40 ranked players qualifying by May, he refuses to settle for less than being the world’s best. He has a chance to earn enough points to reclaim the top seed at his upcoming matches – Japan Open and World Team Cup in May  – and give himself a good position to win his first-ever Paralympic gold medal in singles competition.

Although David Wagner seems to have secured a ticket to the London 2012 Paralympic Games, with the top-40 ranked players qualifying by May, he refuses to settle for less than being the world’s best. He has a chance to earn enough points to reclaim the top seed at his upcoming matches – Japan Open and World Team Cup in May – and give himself a good position to win his first-ever Paralympic gold medal in singles competition.

Sharon Hedrick of U.S.A. set a world record for women’s 800-meter wheelchair race.  Sharon won the gold medal in the 800 m wheelchair race at both the 1984 and 1988 Olympic games, setting world records both times.  She also won six gold, four silver, and two bronze medals as a Paralympian in athletics, swimming, and basketball.  Before she competed in the Olympics and Paralympics, Sharon was the first female  wheelchair athlete to enter and complete the Boston Marathon (1976)

Sharon Hedrick of U.S.A. set a world record for women’s 800-meter wheelchair race. Sharon won the gold medal in the 800 m wheelchair race at both the 1984 and 1988 Olympic games, setting world records both times. She also won six gold, four silver, and two bronze medals as a Paralympian in athletics, swimming, and basketball. Before she competed in the Olympics and Paralympics, Sharon was the first female wheelchair athlete to enter and complete the Boston Marathon (1976)

National Veterans Wheelchair Games - the world's largest wheelchair sports event

National Veterans Wheelchair Games - the world's largest wheelchair sports event

Braces for a child with spinal Cerebral Palsy, from August Schreiber’s General and Special Orthopedic Surgery, with the inclusion of orthopedic operations, 1888

Braces for a child with spinal Cerebral Palsy, from August Schreiber’s General and Special Orthopedic Surgery, with the inclusion of orthopedic operations, 1888

The Lord's Taverners - grants for young people towards sports wheelchair purchace

The Lord's Taverners - grants for young people towards sports wheelchair purchace

barbies  disabities | plastic doll in a blue and white gown with a bodice embellished with ...

barbies disabities | plastic doll in a blue and white gown with a bodice embellished with ...

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