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Redefining Disability

Sports & Recreation Podcasts

Let’s be real—people are unfamiliar with people with disabilities. At Move United, we believe sports have the power to change the world, pushing people further and bringing people closer. Through adaptive sports, we show what people with disabilities are capable of, fuel candid conversations, and incite the action it takes to build a world where everyone’s included. Redefining Disability is a podcast that focuses on the power of sport. Move United is looking forward to sharing how sports have made it possible for our nation’s top adaptive athletes, training tips from the best coaches and program leaders, and news on latest technology, equipment, and trends in the adaptive sports industry.

Let’s be real—people are unfamiliar with people with disabilities. At Move United, we believe sports have the power to change the world, pushing people further and bringing people closer. Through adaptive sports, we show what people with disabilities are capable of, fuel candid conversations, and incite the action it takes to build a world where everyone’s included. Redefining Disability is a podcast that focuses on the power of sport. Move United is looking forward to sharing how sports have made it possible for our nation’s top adaptive athletes, training tips from the best coaches and program leaders, and news on latest technology, equipment, and trends in the adaptive sports industry.

Location:

United States

Description:

Let’s be real—people are unfamiliar with people with disabilities. At Move United, we believe sports have the power to change the world, pushing people further and bringing people closer. Through adaptive sports, we show what people with disabilities are capable of, fuel candid conversations, and incite the action it takes to build a world where everyone’s included. Redefining Disability is a podcast that focuses on the power of sport. Move United is looking forward to sharing how sports have made it possible for our nation’s top adaptive athletes, training tips from the best coaches and program leaders, and news on latest technology, equipment, and trends in the adaptive sports industry.

Language:

English


Episodes

Parafencing is a Game of Physical Chess

5/3/2021
Mickey Zeljkovic is a five-time Serbian National Champion as a fencer and a former Paralympic National Head Coach for Kuwait. Now, he runs his own fencing club in the Philadelphia area and has developed multiple club programs for Paralympic fencers on the East Coast. In 2018, Mickey was named head coach of Team USA’s parafencing squad and has managed the qualification efforts for the 2021 Paralympic Games. So we talk about parafencing and how to get started in the sport.

Duration:00:33:24

Team USA Wheelchair Rugby Player Chuck Melton

4/26/2021
In 2002, Chuck Melton acquired a C7 spinal cord injury from a diving accident. Five years after his accident, he began to play wheelchair rugby in at a local program in St. Louis. For the past 12 years, he has been a member of the national team, winning a silver medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio. He is hoping to better that finish at the upcoming games in Tokyo.

Duration:00:29:12

U.S. Para Powerlifting Coach Mary Hodge

4/19/2021
Mary Hodge has coached four Paralympic Games. When she first started, she was the only female para coach in the U.S. at the time. She first got involved in sports for people with disabilities in 1988 when she started a local team for athletes with Cerebral Palsy. As the High-Performance Manager at US Para Powerlifting, headquartered at Logan University, her main goal within the organization is to help athletes earn medals and achieve their dreams of representing Team USA.

Duration:00:29:11

Paralympian Desmond Jackson is Blazing Trails

4/12/2021
Desmond Jackson is considered the fastest above knee amputee in the United States, currently holding the national record in the 100m dash. Throughout his life, Dez has been blazing trails. In middle school, he became the first amputee to compete in track and field in the state of North Carolina. At the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio he turned 16 years old and was the youngest African American male to make the U.S. Track & Field Paralympic Team that year. He hopes to continue to break records...

Duration:00:17:28

Navy Veteran Jared Lenahan is Climbing His Way to the Top

4/5/2021
Sports have been a huge part of Navy Veteran Jared Lenahan's life. As he gets older, he continues to find himself more involved in sports. It was while he was climbing in Italy that Jared fell to the ground, sustaining significant injuries. But that hasn’t stopped him. Nor has it altered his love and passion for climbing. In fact, Jared is currently ranked the 7th best para climber in the world in his division and he hopes to open his own adaptive climbing gym in the future.

Duration:00:28:35

Patience is a Virtue for Parafencer Ellen Geddes

3/29/2021
Ellen Geddes was actively competing in the equestrian sport of dressage when a car accident left her paralyzed at 22 years old. While she rehabilitating at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, she was introduced to different adaptive sports. But there was one that caught her attention. Now she is a member of Team USA and is aiming to compete at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo in parafencing.

Duration:00:26:34

Skiing Helps Free the Mind for Retired Warfighter Kyle Moxley

3/22/2021
After suffering injuries from a roadside bomb in Iraq, retired Army Specialist Kyle Moxley tried different sports. Each new sport led him to figure how his true abilities and narrow down what he wanted to do. Moxley settled on skiing because it freed his mind from what happened in the past or all the bad things. He trains with the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) and is currently ranked sixth in the nation in alpine skiing.

Duration:00:26:54

Sports Have Made Paralympic Silver Medalist Sophia Herzog Confident

3/15/2021
Growing up, sports was difficult for Sophia Herzog as she felt it was not really a level playing field for individuals like her. But now the Paralympic Silver Medalist, who is an athlete ambassador for the Women’s Sports Foundation and served as a guest speaker for National Girls and Women in Sports Day this year, is inspiring the next generation to find their passion and have confidence to know that they can do whatever they put their mind to.

Duration:00:18:53

Lera Doederlein- Making Headway Sled Hockey and Nordic Skiing

3/8/2021
Lera Doederlein was 14 when she underwent amputation of her legs to ultimately help improve her mobility and gain some independence. Within six months, she would give sled hockey a try. She now plays for the San Diego Ducks as well as the National Women’s Sled Hockey Team. But recently, multi-sport Paralympic medalist Oksana Masters also encouraged her to give Nordic skiing a try. She now finds herself also training and competing with the U.S. Paralympic Nordic Ski Team.

Duration:00:19:04

Kelli Anne Stallkamp

3/1/2021
Kelli Ann Stallkamp has played sled hockey for the Columbus Blue Jackets Sled Hockey Team and the USA Women's National Sled Hockey Team. She started lifting weights as part of her cross training and fell in love with that sport. She now has a goal of representing Team USA and USA Para Powerlifting at the Paralympic Games

Duration:00:29:00

Parafencer Byron Branch Aiming to Compete in Tokyo

2/22/2021
Byron Branch was an elite able-bodied foil fencer. While on duty as a police officer, he was struck by a car along Interstate 75 in Ohio just before the holidays in 2016. After that accident, Branch had his right leg amputated. Less than 2 years later, he would win gold in his first-ever wheelchair fencing competition and is now aiming to represent Team USA at the upcoming Tokyo Paralympic Games.

Duration:00:21:41

Wounded Warfighter Tony Drees: Skiing is His Jam

2/11/2021
Army Veteran Tony Drees would survive the deadliest missile attack of the Gulf War. But in February 2018, the Purple Heart recipient’s right leg was amputated at the hip due to complications from his wounds. That year, he would learn how to ski as an amputee. Now, skiing is his jam. Drees uses his love for skiing and adaptive sports as a way to engage others.

Duration:00:31:39