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ERIC Number: EJ850022
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
A Hockey Hero
Bolduc, Matt
Exceptional Parent, v39 n6 p20-21 Jun 2009
In this article, the author shares the story of Will Poulos, a hockey player who has developmental and physical disabilities (mild mental retardation and left cerebral palsy). Will has overcome tremendous obstacles in his life. He was born at 28 weeks in 1986 at three pounds, one ounce, and 19 inches long. He was very sick; his odds for survival were slim. He spent the first nine months of his life in a hospital, had cardiac and pulmonary arrest at six months, and was given CPR for over seven minutes. By age 10, he had his tenth and most radical surgery. The first 10 years of Will's life were formative for his disabilities, but it also created the solid foundation for the strong and resilient man he is today. The will to live was the overpowering force, and the fighter, the hockey player, the survivor in Will Poulos lived on.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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