Tyler Carter is a 2x Paralympian and member of the United States Paralympic Alpine Ski Team who lost his right leg below the knee at the age of one due to a congenital condition. Thanks to a combined effort from the Pennsylvania Center for Adapted Sports and the National Sports Center for the Disabled, Tyler fell in love with skiing and quickly moved up in the standings. He represented Team USA at the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia and the 2018 Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Tyler serves as an ambassador for TrueSport, one of Disabled Sports USA partner organizations that focus on promoting a positive youth sport experience through sportsmanship, character building, and healthy performance. We talk about …Continue Reading
Retired Marine Sergeant Kirstie Ennis has tackled a number of mountains in her life and continues to tackle them. But she is also interested in helping others tackle mountains as well. As a U.S. Marine, she was a door gunner an airframes mechanic. While on her second deployment, to Afghanistan, the helicopter she was manning crashed. It was June 23, 2012. She suffered some trauma to her right shoulder, disc damage, traumatic brain injury, and after going through a period of trying to salvage her left leg, ultimately had to have it amputated above the knee. Adaptive sports, including snowboarding, has played an important role in her recovery. Through her “Seven Summits Project,” Kirstie Ennis has a goal of reaching …Continue Reading
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Heroes Media Group, LLC., (HMG) announced today that “Challenge Extended,” a new podcast by Disabled Sports USA (DSUSA) (disabledsportsusa.org) will debut in February 2020, on the Heroes Media Group Network. DSUSA sees this podcast as an extension oftheir “Challenge” magazine, a leading source for adaptive sports information.
DSUSA is the nation’s largest multi-sport, multi-disability organization, and a member of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee.
They serve more than 70,000 wounded warriors, youth, and adults with disabilities in more than 50 summer and winter sports through its nationwide network. There are more than 140 community-based chapters in more than 40 states. They live by the motto: “If I can do this, I can do anything!”
HMG and …Continue Reading