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Bill – What role has adaptive sports played in your life?

Bill – What role has adaptive sports played in your life?

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Growing up with a disability, bicycles were totally out the question. I mean, I couldn’t ride a bike, and they never had adaptive equipment for individuals with bicycles. But, I was always creative. One of the things I did as a kid is, many of ... Show More

Growing up with a disability, bicycles were totally out the question. I mean, I couldn’t ride a bike, and they never had adaptive equipment for individuals with bicycles. But, I was always creative. One of the things I did as a kid is, many of you may remember Big Wheels, you know—I couldn’t use my feet, so what I’d do is I took the seat off the Big Wheel and I would kneel on the Big Wheel, and put my chest into the handle bars. And, then I would reach over and peddle the Big Wheel by my hands, and I was able to steer the Big Wheel by turning my chest left or right if I wanted to turn. And, I’d be able to pretty much keep with any kid on my block with that Big Wheel.

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Bill – What role has adaptive sports played in your life?

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Injured in 1970 at age 8 months, paraplegic
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Growing up with a disability, bicycles were totally out the question. I mean, I couldn’t ride a bike, and they never had adaptive equipment for individuals with bicycles. But, I was always creative. One of the things I did as a kid is, many of you may remember Big Wheels, you know—I couldn’t use my feet, so what I’d do is I took the seat off the Big Wheel and I would kneel on the Big Wheel, and put my chest into the handle bars. And, then I would reach over and peddle the Big Wheel by my hands, and I was able to steer the Big Wheel by turning my chest left or right if I wanted to turn. And, I’d be able to pretty much keep with any kid on my block with that Big Wheel.

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