Friday, August 31, 2012

A Paralympian from the archdiocese

St. Matthew's parishioner pushes into London hosted games
Paralympian Nathan Dewitt races down a track at Holy Cross High School.
The 21-year-old St. Matthew's parishioner will race Sept. 4 and 8.
The Paralympic Games in London will run from Aug. 29 to Sept. 9.
The Surrey Now / Special to The B.C. Catholic.
The B.C. Catholic has a story about wheelchair racer Nathan Dewitt who will be competing in the Paralympic Games in London:

Coaches and therapists told Nathan Dewitt early in his wheelchair-racing days that he had talent, and that if he kept working hard he could one day compete in the Paralympic Games.
The 21-year-old parishioner at St. Matthews in Surrey never quite believed those words until he qualified for the Canadian Paralympic team this year.
"It was one those goals I didn't think I would actually fulfill," Dewitt said. But the humble Surrey resident was lauded for his ability early in his career, winning the Avche Pinkard Rookie of the Year Award (Wheelchair Race Series) and named the B.C. Athlete with a Disability of the Year in 2007.
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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