Anyone touched by a disability understands the challenges and struggles involved in pursuing such a goal, and Alejandro is setting an incredible example of the power of determination.
Denver, CO (PRWEB) March 14, 2008
Disaboom, the largest online community and resource for people with disabilities, today announced it is sponsoring Alejandro Albor, a double-leg amputee and the number one hand cyclist in the world, at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing, China. In addition to sponsoring the Olympic hopeful in his quest for gold, Disaboom will also help finance a documentary film of Alejandro's life by filmmaker Steven Barber of Vanilla Fire Productions.
"I want to set an example for others and let them know that no matter where you come from, or what you have gone through, if you have the determination, you can make your dreams come true," said Alejandro Albor about his dream to take gold at the 2008 Paralympics and inspire others with disabilities. "You have to be willing to work at it, though. Everyone wants to win, but few are willing to put in the effort that winning requires. When you are willing, winning is within reach."
Alejandro will participate in several events leading up to the Paralympics, including The Miami Marathon in January, The Los Angeles Marathon in March, and The Colorado National Wheel Chair Races in June. Alejandro will then continue on to Beijing with one objective in mind: To bring gold to the U.S. and motivate others with disabilities.
"We are honored to sponsor Alejandro as he embarks on an amazing journey," said Dr. Glen House, Founder of Disaboom. "Anyone touched by a disability understands the challenges and struggles involved in pursuing such a goal, and Alejandro is setting an incredible example of the power of determination."
Disaboom, the leading online resource for people with disabilities, was established in 2007 with the goal of creating the first comprehensive, evolving source of information, insight, and personal engagement for the disability community. For Alejandro, disaboom.com is a long-awaited resource for the disabled population. "Until Disaboom was established, I had yet to find a comprehensive resource where I could go for information, converse with others in similar situations, share ideas, and gain a sense of community."
Visitors to disaboom.com will be able to track Alejandro's journey to Beijing by reading his personal blogs and looking at his pictures, and videos.
For more information about Alejandro's quest for gold and Disaboom's resources for people with disabilities, their families, friends and caregivers, please log onto disaboom.com/Living/.
Disaboom, Inc. was founded to develop the first interactive online community dedicated to constantly improving the way people with disabilities or functional limitations live their lives. It will also serve as a comprehensive online resource not only for people living with such conditions, but also their immediate families and friends, caregivers, recreation and rehabilitation providers, and employers. There are more than 54 million American adults living with disabilities or functional limitations today in the United States alone. Founded and designed by doctors and fellow disaboomers to meet this community's specific needs, disaboom.com brings together content and tools ranging from specialized health information to social networking to daily living resources, in a single interactive site.