This article first appeared in Shape, July 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

Making Sports Accessible

Sue Taetzsch, 37, is deaf and a breast-cancer survivor. She also has multiple sclerosis and uses a wheelchair. But thanks to the volunteers at the Adaptive Sports Association (ASA) in Durango, Colo., she was able to enjoy white-water rafting. "I'd always been self-conscious and negative about myself, but now I can do the things I want to do," says Taetzsch. ASA makes it possible for people with disabilities to enjoy outdoor sports, including skiing, fishing, rafting, hiking and kayaking. For more information: asadurango.org.

-Jennifer Reeder