The Paralympic Games

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The Paralympic Games is an international competition including participants with a variety of physical and intellectual disabilities. These disabilities include mobility disabilities, blindness, cerebral palsy, and amputations. The Paralympics give a person with disabilities the chance to demonstrate his or her abilities. Not only do the Paralympics benefit disabled people, but also non-disabled people who are observing. In my opinion, the Paralympics are a way for a disabled person to overcome the stereotype that he or she has been defined as. These Games are an opportunity for non-disabled people to see the participants as people and not as disabilities. The first Paralympic Games are dated to 1948, but there were clubs in existence for athletes with disabilities prior to the Paralympics. The idea of the Paralympics is to give people with disabilities a place where they can thrive. Occasionally disabled athletes would compete in the Olympics, but since the Paralympics formed these athletes have a more suitable place to compete. In 1944, Dr. Ludwig Guttmann opened a spinal injuries...
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