A Paralympic Preview - Meghan Lino (Curling)

Meghan Lino was born with spina bifida, a congenital disorder affecting the brain and spinal cord. She began using a wheelchair in the first grade when walking became increasingly difficult. But Lino credits her family with always pushing her “to do things that may not have been easy to do.” Her family has always supported her while respecting her independence, and they will be watching as Lino competes in her second Paralympic Games for Team USA in wheelchair curling in Pyeongchang this week. She began curling in 2009 in Cape Cod and quickly became serious about competing on a team. She attended the last Paralympic Winter Games in 2014 in Sochi. 
Wheelchair curling was first included in the Paralympics in 2006, and is one of the few sports to include a mixed team with male and female competitors. Wheelchair curling differs from traditional curling in that there is no sweeping, a term used to describe actions to affect the direction of the stone once it has been released. NTI wishes Lino and the rest of her team best of luck as they compete against 11 other countries for the first-ever medal for Team USA in wheelchair curling! 
You can be on the podium too!  Over the years, NTI has helped quite a few individuals with Spina Bifida get back into the workplace through our job services. If you know of someone on SSI or SSDI who is looking to get back into the workplace, feel free to have them register at goo.gl/bphZh6. 
Image Description for Sight Impaired:   
Photograph of Meghan Lino in her wheelchair playing Curling with a yellow/orange overlay. The background has wave like elements in 4 different shades of orange. In the top left is the logo for the winter Paralympics.  
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