National Team

Take these broken wings

USA Wheelchair Rugby on March 25, 2015

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Delvin McMillian lost both hands and feet at the age of 21. But the hardest thing he has ever done was fight for a spot on the U.S. Paralympic Wheelchair Rugby National Team

Delvin McMillian lives in a two-story brick house in an upscale subdivision in Alabaster, a community 30 minutes south of Birmingham, Ala. Blond boys toss football across landscaped lawns and race each other down the street.

Walking up to his home, I stupidly look for a wheelchair ramp. Delvin is a world-class wheelchair rugby player. But when he is not on the rugby court, he goes about his business on two prosthetic legs that begin below both knees. They vanish under his pants so well it is easy to forget them.

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