A Sporting Chance: How Ludwig Guttmann Created the Paralympic Games

by Lori Alexander

An inspiring nonfiction that tells a story of Ludwig Guttmann, a young doctor who dedicates his life to helping patients labelled “incurables”, and fought for the rights of paraplegics to live a full life. Ludwig believed — and eventually proved that physical movement is key to healing patients with spinal cord injuries, a discovery that led him to create the first Paralympic Games. Features the life stories of athletes from the Paralympic Games with archival photos, full colour illustrations and riveting biographies.


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