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Steven Ferreira

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F32

Further personal information

Occupation
Motivational Speaker
Languages
English
Higher education
Communications - Bellevue College: United States

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics in 2007 at age 18.
Why this sport?
"I was playing wheelchair basketball and wanted to try something different."
Club / Team
Club Northwest: United States

General interest

Nicknames
Steve (beyond-disabilities.org, 28 Dec 2015)
Most influential person in career
Coach Thornton Perry. (Athlete, 01 Dec 2010)
Injuries
In 2010 he suffered from tendinitis in his wrist. (Athlete, 01 Dec 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Being successful isn't a gift. It's an opportunity to prove to yourself that throughout any obstacle you face, you are capable of achieving anything." (beyond-disabilities.org, 28 Dec 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (beyond-disabilities.com, 13 Aug 2015)
Impairment
He was the second born of twins, and had to be resuscitated as he was not breathing. This led to cerebral palsy. (roadrunnersports.com, 2005)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
In 2011 he founded Beyond Disabilities, an organisation to educate others about the lives of people with an impairment. He has also given motivational speeches to schools and businesses. (beyond-disabilities.org, 28 Dec 2015)

FROM CHINESE TAIPEI TO UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
He was born in Chinese Taipei but was adopted at birth and moved to United States of America in early 1990. (roadrunnersports.com, May 2005)