In today’s episode of the Mind Set Game Podcast, I sat down with Brett Parks.
Brett is hopeful of competing at the 2020 Paralympics Games in Tokyo, Japan. However, before starting on his Paralympic Journey, Brett didn’t expect to face death when he went to meet a client for his personal training business. But when he heard someone yell for help, he ran to stop a robbery and got shot in the process. The bullet destroyed several inches of his inferior vena cava, the largest vein in the body, which is critical to bring blood to the heart.
He was rushed to the UF Health Jacksonville Trauma Center, where he would lose more than double the average person’s blood volume in the hours that followed. He later lost a kidney, part of his colon and part of his leg. But against all the odds, he survived and became known as the “Miracle Man.” Continue reading “Mind Set Game #49: Miracle Man with Brett Parks”
In today’s episode of the Mind Set Game podcast, I sat down with Rhy Jones.
In 2012, after only 3 years of taking part competitively, Rhys was selected to represent Great Britain for the first time at the London 2012 Paralympics and become a British Paralympic sprinter. In 2013, he was selected to represent Great Britain once again at the IPC World Championships in Lyon, France. In 2014, Rhys was selected to represent Wales at the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow and Great Britain at the IPC Athletics European Championships in Swansea. More recently, he has competed at Rio 2016 and at the IPC World Championships in London this year (2017). Continue reading “Mind Set Game #46: Rhondda to Rio with Rhys Jones”
In today’s episode of the Mind Set Game podcast, I sat down with Ayaz Bhuta.
Ayaz is a member of the British wheelchair rugby aka murderball and a recent member of ParalympicsGB in Rio 2016. Continue reading “Mind Set Game #43: AKA Jason Robinson of wheelchair rugby with Ayaz Bhuta”
On today’s episode of the mind set game podcast, I sat down with Jarryd Wallace. Jarryd is a 2 x Paralympian having competed in London 2012 and Rio 2016 in the T44 classification.
Not your typical high school track star turned professional athlete.
Detour at age 18 when he was diagnosed with Compartment Syndrome. In what should have been his first year as a Division 1 athlete, Jarryd faced the stark reality of amputating his own leg.
Set four World Records and become the nation’s fastest amputee. In fact, his speed surpasses that of many NFL running backs.
I love the quote he uses on your website: “Too many people, unfortunately, allow life’s challenges to define their existence. Jarryd made the decision never to let “disability” define him.”
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In today’s episode of the Mind Set Game Podcast, I sat down with 4x Paralympian, Patrick Anderson to hear how he ticks.
Patrick is widely considered to be one of the best wheelchair basketball players in the world. He began playing the sport in 1990 and was first chosen for the Canadian national team in 1997. Continue reading “Mind Set Game #30: AKA – Mr wheelchair basketball with Patrick Anderson”