Those close to 12-year-old Ryan Zolnier credit him for how he’s overcome so many health-related challenges, but to him it’s just been a way of life. He may not run the way most kids do. Or jump the way they do. Or, candidly, go to the bathroom like other kids his age. But what he […]
Getting everyone involved was the theme of the day at the 2nd annual Akron Children’s Hospital adaptive sports event, Declare Your Adaptive Independence, held at Chaney High School in Youngstown. The hospital’s parent advisory council (PAC) and Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio (ASPO), an organization that provides competitive and recreational adaptive sport opportunities throughout Ohio, […]
My son Casey was born with spina bifida, a disability that caused paralysis in his legs. He was competitive and athletic as a toddler but was not able to participate in typical sports because of his disability. Through adaptive/paralympic sports, Casey found the competitive outlet he craved.