“My parents detonated a bomb inside our tiny, thatched roof hut. I was supposed to die that night.” “I don’t remember the explosion. It’s strange to know something so traumatic happened to you that you shouldn’t be alive, but you have no memory of it. Even though it changed the trajectory of my life in the most profound way. One
Jack Eyers is a double World Champion after a huge couple of years racing the men’s VL3 200m.
His most recent success was in Halifax, Canada, after an incredible run in an exhilarating final saw him obtain the World title for a second time running, holding off the fight from the rest of the field to get ahead by just 0.16 seconds.
2021 saw Jack claim his first World title in Copenhagen, with Jack producing his trademark strong second half of the race to claw back the advantage and pip his British teammate Stu Wood on the line and claim the world crown. Jack concluded the 2022 season with a European best time as he powered to gold in Munich and cap off a fantastic year. In 2018, his first international season racing in canoeing, Jack won both European and World Championships bronze medals in the V1 200m VL3 class, a hugely impressive achievement. Fun fact about Jack aside from the sport, he became the first amputee to be crowned Mr England back in 2017.
Jack joined the Podium Potential Programme in 2018 having first began his sporting career in wheelchair basketball. He also competed in wheelchair racing, athletics, rowing and swimming but now believes he has found his sporting home in canoeing.
Hugh Herr, Aimee Mullins and Hans Georg Näder Speakers discuss new advancements in genetics, regenerative medicine, and biomechatronics that promise to transcend human limitations and end disability as we know it; from optogenetic interfaces with the human nervous system to synthetic appendages that move and feel like biological counterparts. Share
Mattel has been launching Barbies of all types of bodies, hair, and colors. The company create an inclusive doll. Many people around the world identified and celebrated this novelty from Mattel, including Paola Antonini.
Greg Gadson was handpicked by Gary Sinise in 2015 to serve as an ambassador of the Foundation. Army veteran and DAV Ambassador Greg Gadson discusses how art and literature can help Americans understand the human side of war.
Kyle Maynard. “No Excuses”: The True Story of a Congenital Amputee Who Became a Champion in Wrestling And in Life.
U.K.-based stuntwoman Olivia Jackson has won the latest stage in a long battle for damages following life-changing injuries she sustained during the filming of “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” in 2015. Standing in for Milla Jovovich, Jackson was driving a motorcycle that collided head-on with a camera attached to a boom that extended from a motor vehicle during the shoot in South Africa. The camera was supposed to swoop up over her, but the camera rig was not lifted in time.
He is 1.88 meters tall, weighs 104 kilos. He has aggression, great reflexes and reads the game very well. He has earned prestige and recognition for his abilities, not for his handicap. In fact, he has tried special gloves and some companies have even offered to make him a prosthesis with 3D printers. But Shaquem Griffin has ruled out everything. It feels more comfortable without one hand.
She has a prosthetic leg, which she started using after she lost her leg in a lumber incident, when she was 13 years old. Now she is an actor and a model and help other people with amputee.
Daniella Margarita Álvarez Vásquez (Barranquilla, 24 de mayo de 1988) es una ex reina de belleza, presentadora y modelo colombiana.
Su vida no volvió a ser la misma y tuvo un giro inesperado en junio de 2020, debido a que perdió la parte inferior de su pierna izquierda, producto de una complicación médica.
Eric Graise, un hombre seguro de sí mismo. Nunca dejó que su discapacidad le quitara de su pasión y su sueño. Ha dado esperanza e inspiración a otras personas discapacitadas para que nunca abandonen sus sueños.
Dos famosos que entre ellos sirvieron como inspiración para el otro. Gran ejemplo de superación y resiliencia. Además de querer seguir luchando por sus sueños.