Challenge Accepted: A Breast Cancer Survivor and Her Best Friend Find Fitness Inspiration in an Unlikely Source

By Alyson Ward Shvon Lowe, 39, is a four-year breast cancer survivor. She knows her health is irreplaceable, and that healthy food and exercise are part of her long-term recovery. But by the end of a busy 2018, smart eating and exercise had taken a back seat in her life. She had a new gym [Continue Reading]

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Back to Boxing: Houston Man Returns to Passions after Two Meniscus Tears

By Drew Munhausen In October 2019, 53-year-old Dale Boardman was on vacation in California when he stumbled upon a beach race that was about to take place. The Surfing Madonna Beach Run – on Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, CA – consists of a 10k course that runs on the hand-packed sand alongside the ocean. Boardman [Continue Reading]

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Man with Parkinson’s Sets Sights on IRONMAN Race

By Drew Munhausen Just over five years ago, Matt Kintzele noticed a twitch in his left thumb. Over time, the twitch got worse and slowly progressed into his hand. Kintzele, at age 46, was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s disease. “I was active before my diagnosis, exercising about three times a week,” Kintzele said. “But [Continue Reading]

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Life and Basketball: Peter Berry, the nation’s No. 1 high school wheelchair basketball player lends advice and shares how TIRR Memorial Hermann shaped his life

By Jade Waddy In July 2011, Peter Berry was involved in a tragic motor vehicle collision, suffering spinal cord injuries that left him paralyzed from the waist down when he was just 9 years old. Berry was introduced to wheelchair basketball when he joined the TIRR Memorial Hermann Junior Hotwheels team at age 10. With [Continue Reading]

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How wheelchair rugby transformed Daniel Ortiz’s life

By Jade Waddy Four years ago, a heroic act forever altered Daniel Ortiz’s life. “One night, while I was heading home, I saw an accident on the other side of the road so I went over to help the passengers,” Ortiz said. “When I returned to my vehicle, as I was sitting down, another vehicle [Continue Reading]

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Follow-Up Friday: From Overcoming a Rodeo Injury to Running a Half-Marathon

By Jade Waddy Four years ago, Tara Fox suffered a number of severe injuries while participating in a local rodeo series in her hometown. Tara and her horse, Cross, had cleared the first barrel of their race and were halfway through the second barrel, when Cross began to head straight toward the alleyway instead of [Continue Reading]

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