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Sarah’s Story: Ice Hockey and Tae kwon do

Sarah K. McMillen Ice Hockey I grew up in Albany, New York, and attended a mainstream school in Albany; I am deaf and also have Usher syndrome. After high...

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Rachel’s Story: Triathlon

by Rachel Weeks When I was growing up, the question would often arise: ‘if given a choice, would you rather be blind or deaf?’ As a hearing impaired child,...

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Maricar’s Story: Running

by Maricar Marquez My first triathlon was the Seacrest-TOBAY Triathlon in Oyster Bay, New York. It consisted of three events: a 1.2-mile swim, a 9-mile bike ride, and a...

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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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Recreational Wins for People with Deafblindness

Note: This series is adapted from a single inspirational page on the legacy aph.org website. In order to make the content a little easier to read, both for people who...

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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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Recreational Wins: 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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Faye’s Story: Soccer

by Faye Frez-Albrecht When I first attended the American School for the Deaf, I wasn’t sure I would like it; I didn’t want to be educated as a deaf...

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