Center designed for fitness enthusiasts with disabilities

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By: Luci Scott

At age 14, Nick Springer was hiking the Appalachian Trail when he came down with a bout of meningitis that left him a quadruple amputee. But that hasn’t deterred him from participating in sports. Now a world-class athlete, the Phoenix resident is a member of the U.S. National Wheelchair Rugby Team, which will compete in the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. The games run Aug. 29 to Sept. 9, soon after the Olympics and in the same venue. The rugby team won the gold medal in the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing. Full Text

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