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As we enter our 40th year, learn about all the amazing progress we have made together! More than 256 physically challenged athletes received college scholarships and the opportunities that come with a college education. More than $25 million raised in scholarship support. A presence in colleges and universities throughout the United States. Take a look at all our recent and upcoming events and read about our inspiring recipients.


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From wheelchair, Matt Oka sees ‘big picture’, career growth

By Len Vraniak (From Boeing News Site) Matt Oka has faced a number of challenges since breaking his neck in a surfing accident about six years ago, but joining Boeing’s Business Skills Rotation Program and becoming part of the Space and Intelligence Systems Finance team wasn’t one of them. “From day one,” said Oka, who […]

UCLA’s Nick Ekbatani, USC’s Kelly Tennant a solid team after accident

By Bill Plaschke (From Los Angeles Times) The former UCLA football player glistened with tough, his blade prosthetic a shiny blur as he sprinted into the Rose Bowl. This popular offensive lineman who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident 16 months ago brought the blue-clad crowd to its feet Saturday night as he led […]

Edgar Rico Inspires Others by Defying Odds to Pursue His Dreams

by Susan Shimotsu (from USC School of Social Work News Site) Edgar Rico was 24 when his life changed forever. It wasn’t graduating from college or starting a new career, but it was a car accident that broke his neck and left him paralyzed from the neck down. An avid athlete who played baseball and […]

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