Against the Odds

Local soccer players, Adam Ballou and Jerreme Wade, share their stories of triumph over unique circumstances and heading to London to compete in the Paralympics

Olympians With Physical Hindrances Participate In The Paralympics.

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Riding the tail end of the Olympics were the Paralympics events, which kicked off at the end of August. Oftentimes the Paralympics are confused with the Special Olympics, but there is a vast difference between the organizations. Paralympic participants do not have cognitive disabilities and are instead distinguished by physical hindrances, such as cerebral palsy evident in Men’s 7-a-side Football players Adam Ballou and Jerreme Wade, two Hampton Roads natives who traveled to London to compete in this year’s competition.