Meeting Archive:
Adaptive Sports with Candace Cable - Wheelchair Racing


Meeting Description:

Join us for our Live Better series presented by the Reeve Foundation Paralysis Community:

Adaptive Sports with Candace Cable

TODAY: Wheelchair Racing

Please join us as we welcome our guest Paul Manocchio to share with us life and the sport of Wheelchair Racing. Paul was born in 1959 with Spina Bifida, at a time when many doctors had no idea about or how to treat this condition.

Growing up Paul walked with braces and crutches to attend school until High School when he switched to using a wheelchair for better mobility. An active Southern California kid, his intention was always to be a part of whatever the neighborhood kids were doing, be it street football, baseball or basketball and tennis.  

Join us as we discuss staying healthy in our bodies, minds and spirits with adaptive sports activities. Come on this adventure exploring adaptive sports, you won’t be disappointed.

Details
Date: Wed, Nov 20, 2013
Time: 04:00 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Candace Cable
 Presenter Information
Candace Cable
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Candace believes that there were 4 elements that came together in 1975 that gave her, community, purpose, wellness and joy after her spinal cord injury at the age of 21 when she was ready to go of life. They were family, counseling, disabled students service’s office at Long Beach State University and adaptive sports.

Joining with her adapting community to pioneer the sport and equipment of wheelchair racing gave her the title of SuperCrip, a title bestowed on athletes with disabilities in the 70’s and 80’s. She went on to compete in 9 Paralympic Games in 3 sports winning 12 medals as well as compete in the Summer Olympic Games wheelchair racing exhibition on the track in 1984, 1988 and 1992 winning 2 medals. 

Candace is an active member in the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation community writing a blog, creating Reeve Health minute videos and as a Reeve Peer Mentor.


Paul Manocchio
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Please join us as we welcome our guest Paul Manocchio to share with us life and the sport of Wheelchair Racing.
 
Paul was born in 1959 with Spina Bifida, at a time when many doctors had no idea about or how to treat this condition. Growing up Paul walked with braces and crutches to attend school until High School when he switched to using a wheelchair for better mobility.
 
Paul saw several guys in "racing wheelchair" and could not believe his eyes looking at these cool rides or how fast they were. From that moment on he was hooked. Paul took up wheelchair racing while becoming a English teacher. He founded and edited the widely read wheelchair racing newsletter, "In the Draft" and has raced in 100’s of road races.