Para PanAm ALACD Story: The Journey Of Trying Something New
The Para PanAmerican Games were held in Toronto from August 7 to 15, 2015. The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability (ALACD) published weekly stories between May and August that highlighted the extent to which Canadians with disabilities are successfully engaged in inclusive activities. In Canada, one in seven individuals have a disability, and this demographic is far less likely to participate in physical activity or sport than the population as a whole.
This story is Kuen Tang, a C 6/7 quadriplegic who has always been afraid of heights, but “jumped” at the challenge to go skydiving! She says: "This journey taught me a lesson as well: do not judge or fear the unknown until you experience it for yourself; we have more strength in all of us than we give ourselves credit for."
From the Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability (ALACD) Para PanAm Story Archives
The ALACD ceased operations at the end of October 2015. It promoted, supported and enabled Canadians with disabilities to lead active, healthy lives. It provided nationally coordinated leadership, support, encouragement, promotion and information that facilitates healthy, active living opportunities for Canadians of all abilities across all settings and environments.