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Amy Saffell

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Adaptive Sports Didn't Change My Life. I don't Know A Life Without It.

Apr 7, 2017 2:48:35 PM / by Amy Saffell posted in adaptive sports


Many people will tell you that their lives were changed when they discovered adaptive sports. I’m not one of those people, but that’s only because I’m very fortunate to say that I don’t ever remember life without adaptive sports. Growing up with spina bifida in Atlanta, a city that has had numerous adaptive sports opportunities for many years, in a family that values fitness, I pretty much always had adaptive sports options at my fingertips and a family who encouraged me to get involved. Atlanta is the “tennis capitol of the US,” so I learned to play from my parents even before a structured youth wheelchair tennis program started in elementary school, which I continued with through high school. My school system had an adaptive sports competition day, similar to the Paralympics, even in the 80s when I started kindergarten. I horseback rode in elementary and middle school. 

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