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    Posted August 5, 2012 by
    Falmouth, Massachusetts
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    What do the Paralympics mean to you?

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    More pictures with Paralympic Sailor Paul Callahan

    This morning in Falmouth I was able to interview and film Paralympic Sailor Paul Callahan for FCTV-13. Paul after having an accident which left him paralyzed, unable to walk with use of his arms and partial use of his wrists turned to his love of sailing. He told me that sailing made him feel independent and free from his wheelchair. The pictures tell just how he has managed to get himself into his sailboat and what fantastic engineering is used so that he can steer the boat. Paul qualified for his first Paralympic games representing the USA in Sydney, and has now qualified for the Paralympics in London and will be leaving Cape Cod in 10 days to compete at the games. While in Falmouth he is practicing in a Regatta at the Falmouth Yacht Club. He is a very giving person and has started a Charity, camp for all types of disabled children to learn to sail called Sail to Prevail.
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