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Redefining Disability: From Childhood Challenges To Paralympic Triumph w/ James Owen Roberts EP 119

June 4, 2024

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Have you ever wondered how someone transforms a perceived disability into a source of unparalleled strength and inspiration? Join us as we sit down with James Owen Roberts, a Paralympian, coach, TEDx speaker, author, and host of the Mindset podcast. James takes us through his life story, sharing the unwavering support from his mother and grandmother that fueled his journey from overcoming childhood disability to becoming an international sports icon. We’ll unravel the daily challenges and societal perceptions he faced, and how his positive outlook and resilience became his greatest allies. Witness the evolution of disability sports through James’s eyes, starting with his early struggles and culminating in a meteoric rise in competitive swimming. From participating in able-bodied competitions to achieving his dream of becoming a Paralympian, James’s narrative is a powerful testament to the transformative power of sports and community. You’ll hear about the pivotal role of Disability Sport Wales and the camaraderie that shaped his journey, proving that with the right support system, anything is possible.

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James Owen Roberts & Anita Mattu

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