U.S. Paralympians fulfill a dream in London after 28 years!

U.S. Paralympians fulfill a dream in London after 28 years!

For table tennis players Pam Fontaine and Tara Profitt, competing at the London 2012 Paralympics marks the climax of a remarkable journey. They first competed in the Games in 1984 and are delighted to make Team USA again. Both embraced wheelchair sport after they were paralyzed as teenagers in accidents. They lost touch for more than two decades before being reunited through table tennis.

Profitt is accompanied on the trip to London by her husband, Matt — who was introduced to her by Fontaine when they were all students at Wright State University, in Dayton. They will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary in London. Profitt runs two senior table tennis programs, while Fontaine’s work as an adjunct professor teaching kinesiology, the study of body movement, at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, means she can also share her love of sport.They say “That is one of the greatest honors you can have as an athlete, to represent your country, and your community, and yourself and your family.”

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