Oksana Masters is one of the world’s most accomplished—and versatile—athletes, having won eight Paralympic medals in three sports. This summer, she has her sights set on reaching the podium in a fourth, cycling.
The Catch A Lift fund helps Melissa Leuck overcome the physical and mental injuries she suffered during her military service, while also providing support and a close community.
Alana Nichols is the only athlete to win gold in the summer and winter Paralympics. She now leads the preeminent women’s sports organization.
Noelle Lambert was one of the best lacrosse players at UMass Lowell, but lost her leg in an accident before her sophomore season. Lambert not only battled back to the box, but worked her way to a spot on the U.S Paralympic Track and Field Team.
Cailin Curry competes against some of the best in the nation and doesn’t consider blindness a disadvantage in any way.
Rianna Rios, a former sergeant in the U.S. Army, has two passions in life: serving her country and her boxing career.
Iraqi War veteran Melissa Stockwell found a new passion in sports after her life-changing injury. She tells all in her new book, The Power Of Choice.
Amanda Burrill is a United States Navy veteran who returned to her first love, running, to aid recovery from traumatic brain injury. She was kind enough to share her story with us.
The progression of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome threatened to end Tori Isaacson’s fencing career, but after embracing wheelchair fencing, she now has her hopes set on the 2024 Paralympic Games.
Meet Katy Sullivan, actress, producer, writer and oh, by the way, record-smashing Paralympic track and field athlete.
Cherre Marshall moved from the battlefield to the football field thanks to the Soldiers To Sidelines program.
Hilary Muehlberger played sports before she was injured in a car crash, but found a community in adaptive sports that led her to Ms. Wheelchair America.
Wounded during battle, Elizabeth Marks rises to win a Paralympic gold medal for the country she fought for.
NWSL player Carson Pickett, who was born without a left forearm, partnered with Nike to create an accessible adaptive soccer cleat.
Move United, formerly known as Disabled Sports USA and a proud partner of GoodSport, is the leader when it comes to creating athletic opportunities for kids and adults with disabilities.
A war cost Christy Gardner her legs, but it couldn’t take away her fighting spirit.
Boomer Esiason Foundation supports runner Abby Dwyer as she balances Cystic Fibrosis and Motherhood.
Syracuse point guard Tiana Mangakahia was diagnosed with cancer before her senior season but has made a full recovery and is ready for the future.
From going undrafted to being the first woman to represent her country at the Olympics, here are a few inspirational women who overcame hurdles to succeed.
They aren’t always the biggest names in sports but adaptive athletes have amazing stories of perseverance and will. Here are some.
These women faced cancer and left it in the dust. When challenged with adversity, they were able to fight the disease and inspire others to do the same.
Despite facing obstacles at a young age, Bethany Hamilton, Carson Pickett, and Scout Bassett havd successful careers while also advocating for more visibility for athletes with disabilities.
Darlene Hunter overcame a childhood accident to become a leader in adaptive sports.
Mom does know a thing or two about taking care of people. Here are six tips passed down from generation to generation.
Paralyzed from the waist down at 17, the Paralympian rose to new heights in the sport she loves.
Carla Simon is racing to make history, literally, she will be the first woman from Arizona to participate in the Special Olympics and qualify for the Boston Marathon – at the age of 32.
After losing a leg on the battlefield, Melissa Stockwell turned adversity into triumph and became an elite athlete.
The former marine overcomes the loss of her leg to reach great heights and become an inspiration for those with disabilities.
What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger. These badass women proved that true.
From Serena to Lindsay, the comeback can be stronger than the setback!
How the National Guard helped one of the best athletes in America achieve Olympic glory.
Scout Bassett overcomes hardship to be an inspiration to those with disabilities.
The sports-loving 15-year-old at Southold High School is making an impact on the lives of others even as she fights her own battle with cystic fibrosis.
Allysa Seely had plenty of doubters on the way to winning gold, but she left them all in her rearview mirror.
Paralyzed from a car accident, Tricia Downing accomplishes all of her sports dreams.
Shawn Morelli recovers from traumatic injuries suffered in a war to become an Olympic champion.
Jennifer Schuble overcomes a brain injury and devastating disease to dominate the para-cycling world.
Paralyzed from the hips down from polio, Minda Dentler battles through obstacles to make history in the toughest endurance event in sports.
An accident left Hannah Gavios without the full use of her legs, but that wasn’t enough to keep her from finishing the New York City Marathon.
After being paralyzed in a car accident, Candace Cable became a champion in sports.
Women’s Mixed Martial Arts pioneer Liz Carmouche served three tours in Iraq before taking part in the UFC’s first ever women’s bout in 2013.