“You’re going to see people there who have injuries that are worse than yours, doing things that you thought were impossible. And that’s going to change your outlook on life.”
"I learned that you can be the athlete you once were – just in a different way. The Wheelchair Games literally opened the door to the rest of my life."
"The Wheelchair Games were the first thing that really got me going. It helped my morale a lot to be around all those soldiers and veterans."
"You can’t believe what the Wheelchair Games mean to me and to everyone. The camaraderie is unbelievable, it’s an experience you can’t forget."
"It was one of the first times that I felt normal. I sat in the lobby, and there were hundreds of wheelchairs, and you know what? I didn’t feel alone."
"If you’d told me I’d be doing all these things 10 years ago, I would’ve thought you were crazy. Now I have three gold medals, a silver, and a bronze – thanks to the Wheelchair Games."
"Sports have been a complete game-changer for me. They have given me a sense of purpose, the means to stay fit, and goals to keep getting better."
"The athletes were making the most of what they had, and they were getting it done. I was so motivated when I came back. It has absolutely changed my life."