Athletes With Disabilities Discuss Overcoming Challenges

“You can’t control something like this happening to you but you can control how you view it and how you react to it,” Linfield Christian School Senior Alex Ruiz told students during Community Life. Alex had the lower portion of his left leg amputated after a football injury in 2017. He and Isaac Coulapide spoke to students about their experiences with life-changing injuries. Isaac encouraged students to drive safely because he wound up paralyzed after driving too fast to meet his curfew. The teens are involved with Challenged Athletes Foundation and were hosted by service learning group Opportunities for Athletes.