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Heidi’s Story: Mountain Climbing

by Heidi Zimmer I am a third-generation Californian, born in San Diego in 1951. My parents, who were scholars, didn’t have any specific expectations of what their children might...

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Cody’s Story: Power Lifting

by Cody Colchado My name is Cody and I currently work as a motivational speaker, strength & conditioning coach, high school trainer, and assistant manager for my family’s ranch,...

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Corrina’s Story: Ballet, Cheerleading, Rock Climbing, and Yoga

by Corrina Veesart I am a 33-year-old woman who is deafblind; I grew up loving a wide array of recreational and physical activities, including dance, cheerleading, yoga, rock climbing,...

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Ryan’s Story: Running

by Ryan Ollis As a person who is deafblind, I have had the opportunity to live in three worlds: the hearing world of my family, the deaf world and...

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Quinn’s Story: Dance, Horseback Riding, and Running

by Quinn Burch I was born at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, NY on August 21st, 1990. I was a hearing, seeing infant and walked before I was one year...

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Possibilities: Recreational Experiences of Individuals who are Deafblind

Table of Contents Rachel Weeks- Triathlon Maricar Marquez- Running Kristine D’Arbelles- SSP—Swimming Triathlon Heidi Zimmer- Mountain Climbing Cody Colchado- Power Lifting Corrina Veesart- Ballet, Cheerleading, Rock Climbing, and Yoga...

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Scott’s Story: Biking

by Scott Keeler Bass I was born deaf and as a young man became blind due to Usher syndrome. As a child, I enjoyed golfing and riding my bike,...

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Maria’s Story: Wind Chimes

by Maria Marquez Dykman Growing up, I attended the Florida School for the Deaf and it was there that I developed a passion for art. Then, at the age...

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Possibilities: Recreational Experiences of Individuals who are Deafblind: Conclusion & References

Conclusion Participation in recreational and physical activities is an important part of life and can be especially important for people who are deafblind. Benefits of regular active recreation can...

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Emily’s Story: SSP—Outdoor Adventures

by Emily Desfor My interest in learning sign language started early. As a young child in Long Beach, California, I had three friends who were deaf, and learned to...

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