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Thomas – My Sporting Journey Part 11

I’m so pleased to publish the 11th and – sadly – final episode of Thomas Talbot’s Sporting Journey. This has been the most wonderful series of posts to be able to put up on the Website and we are extremely grateful to Thomas for finding time in what has been and extraordinarily busy and successful… View Article

Thomas – My Sporting Journey Part 9

Here is the 9th and final part of our young Bader Grant Recipient of the Month, Thomas Talbot’s Sporting Journey. As the observant amongst you will have noticed, Thomas’s month has run on longer than most(!) as I wanted to make the most of his amazing contribution to the Website. Despite training and competing nationally… View Article

Thomas – My Sporting Journey Part 8

With apologies for the delay – I recently found that it wasn’t as easy to carry on working seamlessly while on holiday in Australia as I’d hoped! – here is Part 8 of our wonderful young Bader Grant Recipient of the Month, Thomas Talbot’s, Sporting Journey. We are so grateful to Thomas for sending in… View Article

Thomas Talbot – My Sporting Journey Part 7

I recently went out of synch with the Sporting Journey of our Bader Grant Recipient of the Month, Thomas Talbot. Thomas had recently returned from the Cerebral Palsy World Games in Spain, where he did incredibly well, returning with a Silver Medal and, following the change in his International Classification, the accreditation of GB No. 1… View Article

Thomas – My Sporting Journey Part 10: The World Games

A Spanish Silver Dream! The start of August saw my Mum and I fly out to San Cugat, Barcelona in Spain. I had the honour of representing Team CP England at the CPISRA (Cerebral Palsy International Sports & Recreation Association) World Games. I had been selected by Cerebral Palsy Sport, the national disability sports charity… View Article

Thomas Talbot – My Sporting Journey, Part 6

Our current Bader Grant Recipient of the Month, Thomas Talbot, is currently away in Spain competing for his country in the World Games. It is a fantastic achievement and a great accolade to be chosen to represent your country and both testament to and recognition of this very dedicated young athlete’s commitment, hard work and… View Article

Thomas Talbot – My Sporting Journey, Part 5

Our current Bader Grant Recipient of the Month, Thomas Talbot, has had a very busy time lately. He recently competed on the RaceRunner that was featured in his previous post, in the National Junior Championships in Coventry coming away with no less than 4 golds! He was also selected to compete at the England Athletics… View Article

Thomas Talbot – My Sporting Journey, Part 4

Here is the 4th part of our amazing Junior Bader Grant Recipient of the Month, Thomas Talbot’s, Sporting Journey. As you’ll see, Thomas was delighted to take ownership of his new RaceRunner – the superb piece of kit that he hopes (and we are sure) will help him to get to the top of his… View Article

Part 3 of Junior Bader Grant Recipient of the Month, Thomas Talbot’s, Sporting Journey

Herewith the 3rd instalment of Thomas Talbot’s sporting journey. Our first Junior Bader Grant Recipient of the Month, Thomas was born with cerebral palsy but, showing the Bader spirit in spades as you will see from this latest report, Thomas pursues success as a RaceRunner with a courage and determination that makes him a worthy… View Article

2nd Part of Junior Bader Grant Recipient of the Month, Thomas Talbot’s, Sporting Journey

I’m proud and delighted to present the 2nd instalment of our Junior Bader Grant Recipient of the Month, Thomas Talbot’s, story of his sporting journey. Thomas was born with cerebral palsy but hasn’t let it stop him in his quest to succeed in his chosen sport of RaceRunning. He is such an inspiration to all,… View Article

Thomas Talbot Agrees to be the DBF’s First Junior Ambassador!

We are delighted to report that Thomas Talbot, RaceRunner, who you will have met through various DBF posts has accepted our invitation to become the DBF’s first ever Junior Ambassador.  The DBF has a small team of Ambassadors who are selected because they have shown considerable support of the charity and because they represent both… View Article

Meet our new Bader Grant Recipient of the Month – Thomas Talbot!

I am so proud to introduce our new Bader Grant Recipient of the Month, Thomas Talbot. Thomas is our very worthy first Junior Bader Grant Recipient of the Month. Thomas has almost made a profession of surprising the medical profession since his cerebral palsy was diagnosed when he was just over a year old and… View Article

Legs4Africa – Spring Update

I’m pleased to announce that our most recent consignment of 1,000 legs reached The Gambia a few weeks ago of which we are still waiting for the TV coverage to come through from the national government station which filmed the handover ceremony to the Ministry of Health. This is due any day now and as… View Article

PHIL PACKER Latest News! – DBF Ambassador nearing the end of his epic walk

As DBF Ambassador, Phil Packer, nears the end of his epic 2012 mile “BRIT 2012 Challenge” walk, he will be joined today by representatives of the Douglas Bader Foundation. *  Amputee, long time supporter of the DBF and Olympic Torchbearer, Milan Novakovic, continues his inspirational year by joining DBF Chairman, David Bickers, who has recently… View Article

Going for gold

Losing a leg was just one of the hardships faced by Jonas as he grew up in Lithuania – now he’s determined to fly the flag for Britain at London 2012 JONAS Zimnicki is a sportsman on a mission. This week marks a year until the London Olympics begin and – with the 2012 games… View Article

Paralympics-Oscar Pistorius aims to take his inspiring tale to Olympian heights

The South African, known as the ‘Blade Runner’, is hoping to educate people about disability while continuing his journey to the London 2012 Games A lean and sculpted Oscar Pistorius politely pushes aside a breakfast basket piled high with croissants and pastries. He stretches out his legs for the day and gazes at the London… View Article

Paralympics-Gutsy Stephens goes for that Golden Shot

MOST kids would love a helicopter ride on their ninth birthday and Nathan Stephens was no different – except his was a matter of life and death. He made that air-ambulance dash without his legs. They were left behind on a railway line near Bridgend in South Wales along with the new trainers he had… View Article

Ambassadors

Douglas Bader Foundation Ambassadors are acknowledged for their outstanding support of the charity. We are greatly indebted to them all. Meet them here in chronological order! PHIL PACKER “To be asked to be an Ambassador for a Trust set up in memory of a man who epitomises inspiration and courage and who was a forerunner… View Article

Singapore's own "Blade Runner"

By: Janice Tai Sportsman Md Shariff Abdullah takes marathon races in his stride, beating many others. What sets him apart is his prosthetic left leg. Furthermore, he is poised to be Singapore’s first blade runner, just like South African Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius, once he gets a special prosthetic leg designed for running. He has… View Article
Singapore's Own Blade Runner

Singapore's Own Blade Runner

By: Janice Tai Sportsman Md Shariff Abdullah takes marathon races in his stride, beating many others. What sets him apart is his prosthetic left leg. Furthermore, he is poised to be Singapore’s first blade runner, just like South African Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius, once he gets a special prosthetic leg designed for running. He has… View Article