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VIDEO Interview with Ryan Boyle 2016 Paralympian and Author of ‘When The Lights Go Out’

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Watch our interview with 2016 Paralympic Silver Medalist and author, Ryan Boyle. Here, he talks with BookTrib about his beginnings, how he found the strength and willpower to work harder than ever, winning the silver medal at Rio, and where he’s headed to next. This is one interview that you won’t want to miss – and it’s just in time for the Winter Olympics! When the Lights Go Out: A Boy Given a Second Chance is now available for purchase. Read a preview below!   ABOUT THE AUTHOR Ryan Boyle was just nine years old when an accident robbed him of a portion of his brain. In When the Lights Go Out, Boyle uses the successes and frustrations of his…

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5 Tales of Strength and Courage that Capture the Spirit of the 15th Summer Paralympics

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Now that the fervor of the Summer Olympics has died down, it’s time to focus on the next big global sporting event: The Paralympic Games. Happening right now in Rio de Janeiro, the 15th Summer Paralympics run from September 7 to September 18. With short films showing the lives of some of the contestants, and the fact that this is the first ever Paralympics in Latin America, people are predicting that the Games will receive more attention than ever this year. The first disabled games were created in 1948 as a way to honor WWII veterans with spinal injuries. The Paralympics were born out of that idea, with the first Games open to non-veterans occurring in Rome in 1960. Since then, the Games have only gained…

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