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Learning about wheelchair basketball and living with a disability

Learning about wheelchair basketball and living with a disability

Eastern Courier:

To many, the idea of living with a disability seems a near impossible task.

But Auckland’s wheelchair basketball team, the Wheelbreakers, have shown Howick College students that it’s achievable to live a fully-functional, happy life.

Players from the team Mark Sullivan, Daniel Foliaki and Mii Pepe visited the Year 10 class to demonstrate their sport and talk about life after injury.

The class kicked off with wheelchair basketball training, followed by a game using spare wheelchairs for the keen pupils to take turns on.

The three players then spoke to the class of their injuries and their lifestyle, led by Sullivan.

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