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This Day in History: Paraplegic Richard Hansen Sets Out to Circumnavigate the World in a Wheelchair

This Day In History: March 20, 1985 On this day in history, 1985, paraplegic Rick Hansen sets out to circumnavigate the land masses of the world in a wheelchair.   Hansen was inspired by Terry Fox, the Canadian athlete who lost his leg due to bone cancer and subsequently set out on the “Marathon of Hope” in 1980, running across Canada to […]

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