Disabled brothers on Paralympic dream

FROM the outside, the dice would appear loaded against the McGuire brothers.

Each confined to a wheelchair with an incurable degenerative condition, they could have been forgiven for living on handouts.

But their incredible drive and ambition – and the attitude that makes them so unique – have made them Paralympians.

Positive, determined and with a wickedly dry wit, their commentary on life as it unfolds is irrepressible.

And it is matched only by their desire to win a medal at the Paralympics – a goal that has come about by deliberate planning and strategy on Stephen McGuire’s part, encompassing his big brother Peter, 29, along the way.

“When I left school, I decided I wanted to be a Paralympian. I researched it to figure out what sports I would have to do to get me there, ” said Stephen, 27. “I came across table tennis, swimming and a sport called boccia, which I had never heard of.

via Disabled brothers on Paralympic dream – Daily Record.

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