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“His chair does not define who he is,” Carrie said. “There is so much to him, I can’t even tell you.”

She does not need to. Already a star on YouTube.com, Jonathan has been setting records and putting in incredible performances as a representative for the Paralyzed Veterans of America. In fact, last year when Jonathan was unable to compete at the annual Wheelchair

Games in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, there was most assuredly a collective sigh amongst the other competitors because Jonathan dominated the 100-meter medley swim, hand cycling, as well as 1500-, 800- and 400-meter sprints. “They only allow athletes to compete in five events,” Jonathan said forlornly. If he had it his way, he would enter every event.

However, nothing seems to stop him.

MansfieldNOW May 2008

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