This is the story of Penn State wrestler Rohan Murphy. His severe disability never interfered with his passion for sports. This video tells Rohan’s story.
- Here is Rohan’s website.
- This video is a Nike commercial featuring Rohan as he aimed to qualify for the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China.
Topics for Discussion:
- How has Rohan been able to overcome his disability to succeed in wrestling?
- Rohan has said that he accepts his disability as a gift. Why do you think he feels that way?
- Visit the Man and Woman of the Year page of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society website to get involved in Rohan’s cause!
- Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for elementary school students.
- Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for middle school students.