Kawartha Komets – Dreams do come true!

This video was produced to demonstrate that when we proactively remove barriers we create possibilities for those with disabilities. Let us not be limited by our thinking! Watch and be convinced!

Madness in the NFL – The Greg Montgomery Story

A glimpse into Greg Montgomery’s high school, college and NFL career. From his high school dream to play in the NFL to the manifestation of bipolar disorder in 1997 and his current coaching and advocacy work in the mental health arena.

Gamnific

Fabian Castilla was a weelchair basket player in the Argentinian selection for the 1992 Olympics Games in Barcelona. After, he decided to move to Catalonia (Spain) with his wife. In 2001, he started to be the coach and a player from the team Joventut of Badalona. Since 2001, he has made it possible for a team with little budget to be now in the Spanish first division of weelchair basket. This film talks about Fabian’s life, and his dreams.

Venus Williams Explains Leaving US Open Tennis Tournament due to Sjogren’s Syndrome

“GMA” Exclusive interview focuses on Venus William’s diagnosis of the rare disease that affects 1.3 million people.

Protected: No Hockey. No Problem. 2.

By Dave N.

Imagine that you have to tell your young son that he cannot play hockey with his friends. This son may be around nine or ten years old, and his friends have told him that the hockey they play is non-contact. Imagine how hard it would be to tell your son that he cannot play organized hockey, our national past time, because of a medical condition where an awkward fall into the boards or a fall on a shift could be life-threatening.

I have a bleeding disorder known as hemophilia. My blood lacks a certain protein in the clotting process, Factor VIII, and I need to take this replacement factor intravenously whenever I experience internal bleeding. My medical condition does not allow me to play any intensely physical sports like hockey or football.

When I was around ten, one of my good friends told me about the non-contact hockey league he played in, and I tried to convince my parents to enroll me in the coming fall. Both of my parents told me that they did not think it would be a good idea, but, being a ten year old, I pleaded with them to enroll me. “But it’s non-contact!” I [...] continue the story