Challenged Athletes: Getting back in the game
October 10, 2013
The Boston Marathon bombing was a tragedy that has rocked our nation. But more than that, many of the survivors will have to live the rest of their lives with disabilities. Thankfully, there's the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
In the months since the bombing, the CAF, along with other groups around the nation, has worked to help the survivors get back in the game through sport. Some are learning to run again with the help of prosthetic limbs and extensive physical therapy.
"I've seen people discover their independence, discover their confidence, and literally begin to live their life again with their disability through sport," says Dan James, a wheelchair tennis manager, in the video below. Healthcare is about more than just healing disease or physical wounds, and the CAF is helping to heal shattered lives in the wake of a terrible tragedy.