Making Their Mark: Jean Driscoll
Published on Sep 25, 2015
Jean Driscoll uses sports to change lives. Driscoll’s wheelchair racing wins include two Olympic medals and 12 Paralympics medals. Driscoll retired from racing in 2000 and started helping those with disabilities in Ghana, West Africa. On her first visit to Ghana in 2001, she witnessed the harsh conditions and discrimination faced by people with disabilities in that country. She conducted several wheelchair racing clinics in Ghana that led to that country’s first-ever Paralympic team. She also helped bring two coaches and eight athletes from Ghana to Illinois for training with the U. of I. team.
2015 Dan-deVan National Paralympic Festival - Maclean Dzidzienyo
Published on Nov 20, 2015
National para-sports athlete Maclean Dzidzienyo speaks about the importance of supporting persons with disabilities and throwing his weight behind the 2015 Dan-deVan National Paralympic Festival.