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Two Paralympic Athletes to Share Their Inspiring Stories
Two paralympic athletes will share their inspirational stories on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Konover Campus Center. Their talk and presentation is free and open to all.
The two elite athletes – both of whom competed in the 2012 Paralympics in London this past summer – are Katie Holloway, a sitting volleyball medalist, and Steve Serio, a wheelchair basketball medalist.
Holloway has been using a prosthetic leg since she was two years old. Serio had surgery as a baby to remove a spinal tumor, which resulted in the compression of his spinal cord and left him partially paralyzed.
Read about Katie Holloway.
Read about Steve Serio.
Thursday's event is sponsored by The Hartford, which is a founding partner of U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee. The key focus of U.S. Paralympics is to find and develop world-class athletes with physical and visual disabilities.
The Center for Health, Care, and Well-being in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions is a co-sponsor of Thursday's event.
Download a flyer about the presentation by the two Paralympic athletes.