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The Para-Athlete Movement

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  Note: I am writing this as a "short" writing example for some students that I am substitute teaching this week. But the subject has been on my mind! The fall of my freshman year of high school, one of my classmates was in a car accident and lost the ability to use her legs. She returned to school a few months later in a wheelchair, and our class rallied around her. She was exactly like she had been before the accident - the only difference was that she was wheeling around the buildings.  Adjustments needed to be made so that she could do things just like the rest of us, and I don't think anyone minded. She was in our touring choir, so either the churches needed to be handicap accessible or some of our stronger seniors carried her around. When we had end-of-semester concerts and graduations in the gym, the stage that was set up now needed a ramp. When it came to parties, chapel, classes, or even attending the football games, everyone made sure she could be included.  As