I have been following the Paralympics in Sochi and it got me to thinking about my first competition. I was 17 at the time and competed in the first Canadian National Wheelchair Sports Game held in Montreal in 1967. 833 more words
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The following is being sent out by me to all newspapers not hiding behind a paywall. It’s already been sent to the Guardian.
I have no objection, providing the source is properly acknowledged, to it being copied and sent to whosoever you think can make a difference. 1,467 more words
I wrote this post in May 2011. With the looming Paralympics, which will almost inevitably, given the government-sponsored hostile mood of much of the country, reflect badly on the chronically sick and disabled community, I thought it was timely to re-publish it. 917 more words