Joe Stone: Inspiring and motivating other trauma survivors

Joe Stone of Stratford, Connecticut, says he is running in the Hope & Possibility races to show other trauma survivors how being socially and physically active after injury can enhance one's quality of life significantly.

Gearing up for the 4th annual Achilles Connecticut Hope & Possibility® races presented by Cigna, we’re talking to athletes and guides to share stories about who they are and what brought them to our Chapter. Enjoy! Joe Stone is a multisport athlete and coach who began handcycling with Achilles Connecticut in 2018. In this interview, […]

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Lack of Eyesight Doesn’t Hold Back Local Runner

From the Glastonbury Citizen: May 10, 2019(article with photo archived below) Susanne Cesana is more than just “visually impaired.” She is, she says bluntly, “Blind.” But that’s not stopping the 65-year-old Glastonbury resident from taking part in this Saturday’s Bill Landers Building Bridges Memorial 5K Run/Walk. With the help of a volunteer athlete from Achilles […]

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Meet Three-time Survivor and Achilles Athlete, Gail Bruno

Milford resident won’t let her new disabilities define her Achilles Connecticut athlete Gail Bruno has earned the title “Survivor” – several times over. As a 20-something, Gail sustained a head-and-neck injury in the workplace. Recovery involved nine months of therapy. Flash forward to September 11, 2001. Gail had recently arrived to her workplace. The Twin […]

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June 21, 2018

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