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The Positive Outlook of Brett Gravatt

FOX 29 Philly debuted a story last night on Brett Gravatt, the Penn State soccer player turned wheelchair racer who we profiled in our current issue.

The story highlights Gravatt’s life ever since the snowboarding accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down in 2014. He mentions that he sometimes gets “unwanted attention” from students around campus who see him using a wheelchair, but says that he has embraced the path that he’s gone down and that he was not going to “be miserable” due to his new situation. Gravatt included a quote by Teddy Roosevelt that he lives his life by: “Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.”

The video also features interviews with Nittany Lion soccer coach Bob Warming and Teri Jordan, the head coach of Penn State’s Ability Athletics program. Both of them speak to Gravatt’s drive as a competitor and how that has helped him succeed at his new sport, as he is currently ranked 22nd in the world in wheelchair racing.

Bill DiFilippo, online editor

February 11, 2016 at 4:07 pm Leave a comment


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