Challenge Extended, Ep: 009 – Nine-Time Paralympian Candace Cable

Candace Cable was inducted into the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee Hall of Fame in 2019. She has been an integral voice in the adaptive sports movement throughout her career. Candace was the first American woman to win medals in both the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games.

Candace Cable is a nine-time Paralympian who competed in three sports: track and field, alpine skiing and Nordic skiing. She won 12 medals, including eight gold and her athletic career includes 84 first-place finishes at various marathons around the world. She continues to be an advocate and leader for adaptive sports and disability rights today.

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Ep: 008 – PARALYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST MEGAN BLUNK

Megan Blunk was active in sports growing up. A month before her high school graduation, she was involved in a motorcycle accident that paralyzed her from the waist down. She found out about the sport of wheelchair basketball and earned a scholarship to play at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

Megan Blunk has been an integral member of the U.S. women’s wheelchair basketball national team, helping them to win gold at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio. Megan has been open and honest about mental illness and hopes to help others along the way.

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Challenge Extended Ep: 007 – Andrew Kurka

Andrew Kurka had aspirations to be an Olympic wrestler until an ATV accident paralyzed him when he was 13 years old. But that didn’t stop his competitive spirit. A couple years later, he connected with Challenge Alaska, a chapter of Disabled Sports USA near his hometown and took up alpine skiing. He qualified to represent Team USA at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi but an injury derailed that effort. However, his goal of winning a gold medal would not be denied.  In 2018, Andrew Kurka won a gold medal in downhill at the Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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Challenge Extended, Ep: 005 – Jami Goldman Marseilles

Jami Goldman Marseilles is an elementary school teacher, a motivational speaker, an author of two books, and has been featured in two major motion pictures, (including one produced and directed by Steven Spielberg), as well as a highly acclaimed Adidas foot wear tv commercial. Her remarkable chronicle of redemption began on a fateful day in December 1987. At the age of 19, she was driving home from a ski trip in New Mexico with her friend Lisa when they found themselves on a deserted Arizona logging road in a blinding snow storm. After sliding into a snow bank the women found themselves stranded and alone, huddling for warmth in their stalled, now buried vehicle while the storm raged on. Rescued …

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Challenge Extended, Ep: 004 – The South Pole with Cameron Kerr

Retired U.S. Army 1st Lieutenant Cameron Kerr deployed with the 101st Airborne division to Afghanistan. In February 2011, with one month left in his deployment, Kerr stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), resulting in the loss of his left leg below the knee and earning him a Purple Heart. Just nine months after his injury, Kerr re-learned to snowboard, as an amputee, with Disabled Sports USA. It launched him into other adventures most people would only dare to undertake. In early January 2020, Cameron Kerr continued to redefine disability and disabled veterans with a trek to Antarctica by skiing the last 60 nautical miles to the South Pole, with the 2041 Foundation.

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