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Candace Cable Ski

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

Adaptive Sports with Candace Cable – Handcycling

Meeting Description:
Join us for our Live Better series presented by the Reeve Foundation Paralysis Community:

Adaptive Sports with Candace Cable

TODAY: Handcycling

Join us as Candace Cable talks with Muffy Davis.

Muffy Davis is a 7 time Paralympic Medalist, World Champion, US Ski and SnowBoard Hall of Fame Inductee, ESPY nominee, World Adventurer and mother.  Paralyzed from a ski racing accident when she was just 16, Muffy has not let her disability slow her down or keep her from reaching her dreams.

A graduate of Stanford University, Muffy travels the globe speaking to and teaching people about their potential and how to reach their dreams.  She is a sought after motivational speaker and adventurer, having spoken to companies such as Coca-Cola, Hewlett Packard, Time Warner Cable as well as the World Health Organization, the United Nations and many more.

In 2012, Muffy dominated the London Paralympic Road Cycling events, winning 3 Gold medals, the most of any racer, male or female! It was truly an amazing experience she loves sharing with others.  She is an ambassador for the International Paralympic Committee and US Paralympics.  And just last April was honored with US Paralympics’ 2013 Amazing Mentor Award.

But, of all her adventures, Muffy declares becoming a mother and chasing her 4 year old daughter Elle, is by far the most rewarding and most challenging!

Join us as we discuss staying healthy in our bodies, minds and spirits with adaptive sports activities. Come on this adventure exploring adaptive sports, you won’t be disappointed.


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Date: Wed, Oct 16, 2013
Time: 04:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Candace Cable
 Presenter Information
Candace Cable
Candace Cable Portrait
Candace Cable
Candace believes that there were 4 elements that came together in 1975 that gave her, community, purpose, wellness and joy after her spinal cord injury at the age of 21 when she was ready to go of life. They were family, counseling, disabled students service’s office at Long Beach State University and adaptive sports.

Joining with her adapting community to pioneer the sport and equipment of wheelchair racing gave her the title of SuperCrip, a title bestowed on athletes with disabilities in the 70’s and 80’s. She went on to compete in 9 Paralympic Games in 3 sports winning 12 medals as well as compete in the Summer Olympic Games wheelchair racing exhibition on the track in 1984, 1988 and 1992 winning 2 medals.

Candace is an active member in the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation community writing a blog, creating Reeve Health minute videos and as a Reeve Peer Mentor.