Working Together to Achieve Greatness

Working Together to Achieve Greatness

I competed in wheelchair sports events ranging from basketball to table tennis to track for most of my life. I represented Hong Kong in the 1972 Paralympics and I represented Canada in the 1976, 1980, and 1984 Paralympics, earning silver medals in the table tennis event.

Posted on 22/08/2017 12:00:00 AM | 0 comments


Motivation Comes in Many Forms

Motivation Comes in Many Forms

It was in that moment when I decided it was time. I am ready. I need to learn to drive, not only for the sake of all those wonderful cheeseburgers waiting, but for my own sake. My injury allows me a bit more independence than some, so what is stopping me? Absolutely nothing.

Posted on 15/08/2017 12:00:00 AM | 0 comments


Facing My Fear

Facing My Fear

From being a social butterfly in college, to being named "Smiles" in rehab, I gained a new perspective on life that can be summed up by a Bruce H. Wilkinson quote: "People often feel that because they are afraid of something, they do not have the courage to conquer it. However, courage is not the absence of fear; rather it's choosing to act in spite of fear." The joy I've experienced as a result of conquering my fears has been incredible, and I no longer see myself as physically disabled, but physically able.

Posted on 08/08/2017 12:00:00 AM | 0 comments


On the Trail to Normalcy

On the Trail to Normalcy

The biggest thing that helped me regain some normalcy in my life was getting back into hunting, fishing, and the outdoors. Before my accident I was very active in high school sports and the outdoors. When I did have free time I was doing something outdoors. When I had my accident at the age of 15, all of that changed. I did not think I would be able to do what I could before.

Posted on 25/07/2017 7:00:00 AM | 0 comments


Finding Possibility in the Most Unlikely Places

Finding Possibility in the Most Unlikely Places

When I was first injured in a car accident at 19 years old and became a T6/7 complete paraplegic, I knew immediately that I had a choice to make. I could either focus on the things that I had lost (chiefly, my ability to walk and play sports - I was a high jumper on the University of Oregon's track team when I got hurt) or I could view the injury as a challenge to overcome and an opportunity to view my place in the world in a different way.

Posted on 18/07/2017 12:00:00 AM | 0 comments


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