© 2012 Josh Birnbaum



Uphill Battle
Illinois Wheelchair Basketball

Every morning at 6:30 a.m., the Illinois wheelchair basketball team is practicing. They practice all year long to train for the national wheelchair basketball tournament. Despite being confined to wheelchairs, these young men and women accomplish extraordinary things. In 2008, they accomplished their goal of winning the National Wheelchair Basketball Championship, for the first time in twelve years.

 
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