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July 1- 19, 2023

Every day, athletes all over the world are doing incredible work in their communities by giving back, creating opportunities for those less fortunate, and making connections that will last a lifetime.

During the month of July, the AFH team has been focused on celebrating Disability Pride Month with our AFH Athletes and community partners. Celebrate with us by reading five articles the AFH team has read over the past two weeks that you may have missed.

“Jade Edward, who was the youngest ever female athlete at the International Surfing Association Para World Championships in California, has taken on a new role as an ambassador for a new inland surfing destination.”

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“‘I want to help change the narrative around disabilities — they’re not negative or bad, they’re something that can add value to someone’s life and can help them move forward in a positive direction,’ Callahan said.”

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“For many local spectators, the 10-day event opened the door to the attractions of Para sport, about 13 months before the opening of the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.”

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“This pioneering partnership sees more than 30 people who access care and support across Greater Manchester enjoy unique personal development opportunities inspired by the event.”

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“Valenzuela is a co-founder of a charity called Alexis For Autism, named for her younger brother and frequent caddie. The organization raises funds to support medical research and resources to support the needs of individuals with autism.”

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