#42 New York City Marathon

Event Information:
  • November 3, 2013
  • 8:30 a.m.
Location Information:
  • Fort Wadsworth
  • New York, NY - Map
Contact Information:

The ING New York City Marathon will be shown on live national television
50,000 runners; 52 wheelchairs

Before the NYC Marathon, the 50 Abilities Team went to visit the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation to give a presentation on Racing Wheelchairs and living an active lifestyle.  The Kessler Institute is also where Christopher Reeve went as a patient to receive care.  After which, the Team went to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation (CDRF) and got a tour around the facility.  They still have the actual power chair that Christopher used on display there.

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Getting ready to get on the bus to the starting line with a group from Columbia University.

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Paul getting loaded up at 5:00 a.m.

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After the race with Leigh Alspach, Manager of Team Reeve.

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Paul’s Presentation at Kessler Institute.

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Paul sitting next to Christopher Reeve’s Power Chair that he used for so many years. What a great picture in the background…a very powerful image. He truly was a Superman.

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Paul with patient Eric LaGrand and Kessler Therapists. Lady hiding in back is “Buffy” the Paralysis Slayer.

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Eric LaGrand was a Rutgers Football Player that got injured in a Televised Game some years ago and a Book was written about him and his courageous journey back to good health and a prosperous life.

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Paul with two of Kessler’s Recreation Therapists.