Meet medical doctor Cheri Blauwet in this media gallery from NOVA’s “The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers.” When Cheri was 18 months old, she sustained a spinal cord injury and became disabled. In high school, she was convinced by her track coach and family to try wheelchair racing. She eventually participated in three Paralympic Games, winning gold in Athens in the 800 meters. Following her athletic career, she became a doctor specializing in sports medicine and promoting disability rights. This resource is part of the NOVA: Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers Collection.
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