Sports and Disabilities

By: Jessica Aspiras
By: Jessica Aspiras

Bill Hattan, of Portland, lost both of his legs to an accident a couple years ago. Despite having to rely on prosthetics and the occasional wheelchair, he says the situation's been a blessing.

"People with disabilities can have a normal life and do recreational activities and sports. I've realized I can achieve a lot more now than when I had my legs."

Bill's made it his mission to compete in adapted sports. Last fall he participated in his first marathon in the wheelchair division. Now he'll be playing at the Wheelchair Sports Challenge at Michigan State University. And this year he already has six other races scheduled.

"There's really no barriers. The only one you have is in your head. If you can pass that you can accomplish anything."


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