Monday, June 14, 2010

Candace Cable The U.S.'s Greatest Athlete?

A bit out of the usual storyline from our blog, but I've got an opportunity to help a friend and ask for your help too. She's auditioning for a show on the Oprah Winfrey network and you can help her by viewing the video: CANDACE'S Audition and voting for her audition tape.

Disaster invaded Candace Cable's life in 1975 when she suffered a spinal cord injury in an automobile accident. At the age of 21, she would never walk again. However, out of this tragic circumstance emerged a woman with the character and will to become one of today's most successful world athletes.

Candace Cable has been ranked number one nationally in wheelchair racing competition from 1984 to 1990. Furthermore, internationally, she has won 75 marathons, including six Boston Marathons (1981, '82, '85, '86, '87, & '88) and has set world records in every distance throughout her 21-year career. Winning two Olympic medals in three Summer Olympic Games, Candace participated in the only exhibition event for the disabled. Additionally, she has won nine Gold medals in five Summer Paralympic Games. Since 1990, Candace has been competing on the United States Disabled Ski Team, winning three Paralympic medals on the Alpine team. In 1994, she switched to the Cross Country Team, and is currently on the "A" team.

Now, this is overcoming adversity. Please help Candace continue her success, she's just back from meeting with President Obama, he's the third President that has asked to meet her. She's available, I believe for speaking events, check THIS LINK

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Intriguing story. We voted after watching.