Andrew Lee, 19, is a student-athlete at Palomar College in San Diego, CA. He competed at the Collegiate Wheelchair Tennis Championships in Orlando, FL, April 20-22nd. Andrew is an ABC Medical Scholarship recipient and we are excited to present him as part of our adaptive athlete spotlight this week!
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.
Congratulations to Ana Vargas from San Diego, CA on earning an ABC Medical Scholarship!
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"
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.
ABC Medical is excited to announce that Fisher Rizk has received a scholarship and is committed to attend Auburn University in the upcoming fall.
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.
"I'm very excited to be a part of this amazing contribution to wheelchair basketball!" - Luke
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.