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What's Happening at SDSU?

Jan 24, 2018 2:09:19 PM / by Işıl Tanyeri posted in collegiate adaptive sports programs, wheelchair basketball, higher education

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"What's going on at SDSU? I can't follow anymore!"

"Does San Diego State have a wheelchair basketball team?"

"Why not support a school in the Northeast, closer to you?"

"Are there other colleges and universities in your radar?" 

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Leadership Lessons from an Aspiring Computer Engineer

Aug 4, 2017 3:19:47 PM / by Işıl Tanyeri posted in scholarship stories

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Passion, according to William- Webster, is "an intense desire or enthusiasm for something." 

Most people live their entire lives working day in and day out in without ever finding their true passion" says Sean Kelker from San Jose, CA.  "To me,  passion is being able to work endlessly on an engineering or programming project, so intensely and so focused that I lose track of time, myself and my own physical limitations" he writes in her essay.

Sean recently graduated from the Pioneer High School and will be pursuing a Bachelors of Science Degree at Santa Clara University in the fall.

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"When You Are at Your Limit, You Need to Adapt to Do the Unlimited" says wheelchair basketball athlete, who earned a scholarship from ABC Medical

Jun 30, 2017 5:02:39 PM / by Işıl Tanyeri posted in scholarship stories, adaptive sports, wheelchair basketball

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Congratulations to Ana Vargas from San Diego, CA on earning an ABC Medical Scholarship! 

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Road to the Paralympics Goes via Strong Collegiate Adaptive Sports Programs 

Jun 28, 2017 3:01:56 PM / by Işıl Tanyeri posted in scholarship stories, adaptive sports, wheelchair basketball, us paralympic team, team usa

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Abby has recently committed to playing for the University of Illiniois Women's Wheelchiar Basketball Team, starting in Fall 2017. "I am dreaming of wearing USA across my chest and represent my country at the Paralympic Games"

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Jr. Wheelchair Basketball Athlete Plans to Swim Competitively at Loyola University

Jun 28, 2017 10:20:49 AM / by Işıl Tanyeri posted in scholarship stories, college adaptive sports programs, wheelchair basketball, adaptive sports

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Pompton Plains, NJ native, 18 y.o. Stephen Machak is the recipient of the 2017 Spring ABC Medical scholarship for his leadership skills and the competitiveness he has examplified throughout his application. Congratulations Stephen Machak!

As an honors student and "a multi-sports athlete," Stephen has been playing adaptive sports since he was 5. He joined the Children's Lightning Wheels PSC for track & field and added wheelchair basketball shortly after. 

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San Diego Native, Alabama Women's Wheelchair Tennis Athlete, Lauren Hopps Wins ABC Medical Scholarship

Jun 23, 2017 11:00:45 AM / by Işıl Tanyeri posted in scholarship stories, wheelchair tennis, university of alabama

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Student-Athlete Set to Play Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball at Auburn University

Jun 16, 2017 11:59:28 AM / by Işıl Tanyeri posted in scholarship stories, adaptive sports, wheelchair basketball, college life, student-athlete

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ABC Medical is excited to announce that Fisher Rizk has received a scholarship and is committed to attend Auburn University in the upcoming fall. 

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Young Athlete with Spina Bifida Receives ABC Medical Scholarship to Buy a New Basketball Chair

May 19, 2017 3:50:03 PM / by Işıl Tanyeri posted in scholarship stories

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A 13 year-old varsity athlete from Centerville, Utah, Alma Velazquez is the receipient of the ABC Medical scholarship. This year, members of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association were granted an opportunity to submit applications during NWBT in Louisville, KY for a scholarship from ABC Medical. After reviewing over 30 applicants from the 3-day wheelchair basketball extravaganza, we are pleased to anounce Alma, along with 6 other athletes, was selected to receive a scholarship.

From Utah Rush Juniors Varsity Team, Alma is a seventh grade student at Union Middle School. 

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Planting the Seeds of Hope in Washington State through wheelchair basketball documentary The Rebound

May 5, 2017 1:15:11 PM / by Işıl Tanyeri posted in scholarship stories

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"I'm very excited to be a part of this amazing contribution to wheelchair basketball!" - Luke

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Atlanta Wheelchair Hawks Athlete Chooses Auburn University to further His Wheelchair Basketball Career

May 5, 2017 12:58:26 PM / by Işıl Tanyeri posted in scholarship stories, adaptive sports, college life, college adaptive sports programs

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Congratulations to Chance Boyd!!!  Wheelchair basketball athlete from Atlanta, GA was just awarded a scholarship from ABC Medical after submitting his application during NWBT 2017.  Chance is a senior at Lakeside High School and has received acceptances from the top colleges in the U.S. Chance's incredible work ethic and positive outlook on life are inspiring. He is a seed of hope to make change in the world. Read more to learn more about Chance. 

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