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By: Reese Haydel &
Transcript of By: Reese Haydel &
Barriers Broken By Athletes
He was a sickly child, often too frail to help his father and brothers in the fields.
Only has one arm from a shark attack.
He has no toes on his right foot and he is suffering from dementia.
Was born with disabilities and had a very troubled childhood.
Had to have a heart transplant.
He was in-and-out of foster homes, frequently homeless, and poor.
Simon Keith: He is brave
He had to get a heart transplant
With the transplant, the body might reject foreign organ.
He still plays soccer, but the Dr. said not to.
Took pills that could do more harm than good.
Wilma Rudolph:Had a hard childhood
Born prematurely and was doubted to survive.
diagnosed pneumonia and polio as a child.
Was disabled for a great amount of her childhood.
Wore a metal brace on her legs for several years.
They are both athletes
They both had to break tough barriers
Both have autobiographies
Plays soccer as a sport
Had a heart transplant that had many bad outcomes to it
Didn't have a troubled childhood
Runs track as a sport
Had many disabilities as a child
Sports aren't fun for everyone
It's not just a game
Sports can get aggravating and cause people to get hurt
Peoples feeling can get hurt by being it in hide and seek
Sometimes people working together could turn into a competition and hurt someone