This week David Hirsch talks with fellow Illini Adam Bleakney, head coach of the wheelchair track program, which is part of the Division Of Disability Resources & Educational Services in the College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
We also meet: Amanda McGrory and Brian Siemann, two University of Illinois graduates who were part of the wheelchair track team and who have both competed in numerous international Paralympic events.
You’ll learn about their backstories, what brought them to the world of adaptive athletics at UofI, as well as how their university experience has allowed them to prosper, find meaningful employment, to compete at the highest levels internationally and to see the world.
It’s an amazing trio of stories that you’ll hear on this Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad podcast.
University of Illinois Adaptive Athletics Programs – https://www.disability.illinois.edu
Adam – https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-bleakney-4ba61421/
Amanda – https://www.linkedin.com/in/amanda-mcgrory/
Email Addresses –
Adam – email@example.com
Amanda – firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian – email@example.com
Transverse Myelitis – https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/diseases/7796/transverse-myelitis