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Paralympic Hopeful Alejandro Albor to Compete in U.S. Handcycling National Championships

06-05-2008 12:35 PM CET | Sports

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Number 1 Handcyclist in the world, Alejandro Albor

Number 1 Handcyclist in the world, Alejandro Albor

June 3, 2008 – Denver, CO – Alejandro Albor, a double-leg amputee and world champion handcyclist, is coming to Denver’s 8th Annual Rocky Mountain Cycling Omnium to compete in the U.S. Handcycling Road National Championships this week. The nationally renowned race is also the Beijing Paralympics Selection Event, determining which athletes will make the U.S. Paralympic Team. The Bear Creek Time Trial takes place this Friday, June 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Bear Creek Lake Park in Morrison. Click to view a map of where the race will take place and get directions.

Denver-based Disaboom, the largest online community for people touched by disability, has sponsored Alejandro throughout his quest to go to the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing, China. In addition, Disaboom is helping to finance a documentary film of Alejandro’s life by filmmaker Steven Barber of Vanilla Fire Productions (http://www.vanillafire.com/vanilla.html).

Recently, Alejandro has been faced with a new challenge. While training in California for this upcoming event, he was struck by a van running a four-way stop intersection, dislocating his clavicle. Although he is under medical care, he will still race.

“I want to set an example to let others know that no matter where you come from, or what you have gone through, if you have the determination, you can make your dreams come true,” said Albor. “But you have to be willing to work at it. Everyone wants to win, but few are willing to put in the effort that winning requires. When you are willing, winning is within reach."

“We are honored to sponsor Alejandro as he embarks on this amazing journey,” said Dr. Glen House, founder of Disaboom. “Anyone touched by a disability understands the challenges and struggles involved in pursuing such a goal, and Alejandro is setting an incredible example of determination.”

Disaboom was established in 2007 to create the first comprehensive, evolving source of information, insight, and personal engagement for people touched by disability. For Alejandro, disaboom.com is a long-awaited resource. “Until Disaboom was established, I had yet to find a place where I could go for information, talk with others in similar situations, share ideas, and gain a sense of community. I am thankful for Disaboom’s vision and their belief in me as an athlete and a person.”

Visitors to disaboom.com can track Alejandro’s journey to Beijing by reading his personal blogs and viewing his pictures and videos.

For more information on Disaboom’s resources for people with disabilities, their families, friends and caregivers, please log on to www.disaboom.com.

Communications Strategy Group
303-433-7020
ekeith@csg-pr.com
Erik Keith

About Disaboom
Disaboom, Inc. was founded to develop the first interactive online community dedicated to constantly improving the way people with disabilities or functional limitations live their lives. It will also serve as a comprehensive online resource not only for people living with such conditions, but also their immediate families and friends, caregivers, recreation and rehabilitation providers, and employers. There are more than 54 million American adults living with disabilities or functional limitations today in the United States alone. Founded and designed by doctors and fellow disaboomers to meet this community’s specific needs, disaboom.com brings together content and tools ranging from specialized health information to social networking to daily living resources, in a single interactive site.

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