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Wheelchair Basketball

No Limits To Basketball

By, Senait Gebregiorgis

Martinez Johnson is a junior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign majoring in Political Science. It is his second year on the Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team here at Illinois. As a child he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy disease. The disease affected his muscle strength and growth affecting his ability to walk. However, this is not to say that he can’t walk because although he utilizes his wheelchair for support at times when traveling to class for example, he can still be able to take a break from the wheelchair and walk without its support.

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Martinez Johnson, junior at U of I in Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team

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Wheelchair Basketball

No Limits To Basketball

By, Senait Gebregiorgis

For Assignment 4 I decided to choose a unique feature story like wheelchair basketball. I actually had the chance to try wheelchair basketball and play beforehand and man was it fun and tough all at the same time. Trust me, it’s not as easy as it looks. It has a lot of skills and techniques to it such as picking up the ball with the wheel, or using your upper body strength to shoot for the basket.

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Martinez Johnson, junior at U of I in Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team

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