Office of Disability Services

Disability Awareness Week: Keynote Speaker Tricia Downing

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Madison Union Ballroom

Join speaker, author, and athlete Tricia Downing as she shares her story of grit and resilience.

Transitioning from being a competitive cyclist to requiring a wheelchair for mobility, Tricia has faced adversity and redefined able to pursue her goals. Since her accident in 2000, Tricia has completed in over 100 races, ranging from marathons to triathlons and that is just the beginning! Tricia is also a Paralympian and author of Cycle of Hope- A Journey from Paralysis to Possibility. Additionally, she is the Director for Camp Discovery, a camp for women who utilize wheelchairs that want to explore fitness opportunities while becoming a support system for one another.

Today, she continues to take people on their journeys to find their own “inner champions”. Become part of this experience by hearing her story! Sign language interpreters and CART services will be provided.

For more information about Tricia and the rest of the DAW schedule, please visit the Disability Awareness Week page

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