InteGRITy Weekly Roundup, Video Edition

This Week in Body Positivity: Change.org petition asks American Girl to make dolls with limb differences 

Help American Girl understand why limb difference dolls are so important via Change.org

"Children with and without limb differences deserve to see mass produced dolls with differences"

 

This Week in Para Cycling: Jamie Whitmore on Kicking Cancer's Butt  

I'm a Paralympic Athlete and Cancer Survivor via Buzzfeed Videos

Jamie Whitmore, 2 time Xterra World Champion, was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 31.   

 

This week in Promposals: Awesome Teen Asks Ellen to be His Prom Date

Teen with Cerebral Palsy Asks Ellen DeGeneres (And Her Dance Moves) to Prom via Huffington Post

"Alirio Magana, a student at North Rockland High School in New York, created a promposal video asking Ellen DeGeneres to be his prom date." 

 

This Week is Sponsorships: Paralympic hopeful Scout Bassett stars in the I AM PURE 2016 Campaign

Fearless para-athlete and mentor whose unbreakable will is an inspiration via ISOPURE

 

This week in GRIT News

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TRAILBLAZERS WANTED

GRIT is seeking passionate, community-minded people of all ages and abilities to join our Trailblazers program.

Members of the program will receive a free Freedom Chair for a period of 12 months, enjoy an all expenses paid trip somewhere in the US (date TBD) and access sneak previews of new products in development. Apply Now! 

 

5 Ways to Get Financial Support for Adaptive Sports Equipment

Everyday more and more adaptive athletic equipment is being invented and improved, which is fantastic.  However, many of these products are not covered by insurance, and paying out of pocket can get pricey.  

 

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