With Vice President, Joe Biden
It's time to rebuild! People with disabilities have a right to life! You have a right to enjoy life! No matter how much you have been through up to this point, you can rebuild and have a life with purpose and hope!
I have been reading through the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities from the United Nations. (http://www.un.org/disabilities/convention/conventionfull.shtml).
Take a look at the following excerpts from the website:
The section j. under the preamble states "Recognizing the need to promote and protect the human rights of all persons with disabilities, including those who require more intensive support" Even if you need help, you have the right to participate in life!
In addition, the following Articles are of particular interest in relation to sports:
Article 10: Right to Life
"States Parties reaffirm that every human being has the inherent right to life and shall take all necessary measures to ensure its effective enjoyment by persons with disabilities on an equal basis with others."
Article 17: Protecting the Integrity of the Person
"Every person with disabilities has a right to respect for his or her physical and mental integrity on an equal basis with others."
Article 30: Participation in cultural life, recreation, leisure and sport
"5. With a view to enabling persons with disabilities to participate on an equal basis with others in recreational, leisure, and sporting activities, States Parties shall take appropriate measures:
To encourage and promote participation, to the fullest extent possible, of persons with disabilities in mainstream sporting activities at all levels;
To ensure that persons with disabilities have access to sporting, recreational, and tourism venues;" etc.
Read the entire article...these are just a few points to consider.
I encourage you to read about your rights. You do have the right to live and to rebuild!
Participating in sports is a great way to start! Come join us!
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Prison City Graphics & Thomas A. Giannettino
"...let us run with patience
the race which is set before us"
Hebrews 12:1, KJV
"...this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth to those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:13-14, KJV
The purpose of Operation Homeland Honor is to honor the injured, our homeland heroes, and to foster amateur sports competition by participating in and providing competitive athletic events for State Troopers, Police Officers, Veterans, and Emergency Personnel who sustained permanent injuries in the line of duty. We are...One Team. One Reason. One Fight.
Operation Homeland Honor
Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury
with Limb Disability
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Amputees Upper Limb
Amputees Lower Limb
Other Acquired Injury
Congratulations!! Humberto Reyna
Paralongdrive Worlds Champion
(brain injury category) . Way to go!
Tom Giannettino who made
Team USA for paratriathlon.
We are so proud of you!