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The Challenges of a Champion Paralympic Athlete and Disability Travel
World champion paralympic athlete, Muffy Davis joins Dr. House to discuss the recent World Championship tournament in hand-cycling and her quest to compete in the Summer Paralympics. She will describe the challenges and training required.
Muffy Davis is a graduate of Stanford University, where she majored in Human Biology, with a concentration in Disability Studies. Upon her graduation in 1995, she was honored by the Stanford Alumni Association with their only award for service to the community. For the past 12 years Muffy has been a highly sought after motivational speaker, speaking to corporations and companies throughout the world such as the World Health Organization, the United Nations, Coca Cola, Hewlett Packard, Time Warner Cable and many others. In addition, Muffy has worked as a spokesperson for top companies including Independence Technology, a Johnson and Johnson Company, the CDC’s Tobacco Free Sports Program and Disaboom.com, an online web community for people with disabilities.
A World Champion disabled ski racer, Muffy has won more than 25 World Cup titles, two Overall World Cup victories and 4 Paralympic Medals. When she was 16, a devastating ski racing accident changed Muffy’s life, but not her motivation to reach her dreams. As an upcoming junior ski racer, it was probable that Muffy would eventually reach her dream and compete in The Olympics until her accident in 1989 left her paralyzed and dependent on a wheelchair for her mobility. But Muffy didn’t let her physical condition keep her from reaching her dream, she relearned to ski, adaptive ski and after much hard work and determination, she was back on the slopes, chasing her dream. In 1998 and 2002, Muffy accomplished her life long dream and ski raced in the Paralympics, the Olympics for people with physical disabilities, winning a total of 4 medals.
Dr. Glen House
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