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Amazing Athletes – Wrestler Rohan Murphy

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.

Additional Resources:

  • 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?

Take Action:

  • Visit the Man and Woman of the Year page of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society website to get involved in Rohan’s cause!

Teacher Features:

  • 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.

 

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