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Cheri Blauwet

“Disability is another way of living life that creates a unique perspective.”

Science:

Cheri is an M.D. who specializes in sports medicine. She works with other world-class athletes and with mere mortals who want to live and perform at a higher level.

Secret:

Cheri participated in three Paralympics – at Sydney, Athens and Beijing. As a champion wheelchair racer, she did indeed bring home the gold in the 800 meters at the Athens games.

I Brought Home the Gold…in the Wheelchair

Cheri Blauwet at first just wants to play her clarinet, but gets talked into finding her passion.... which eventually turns to gold.

I’m the Doctor, Not the Patient

Because she wasn't already accomplished enough, gold medalist Cheri Blauwet becomes a doctor and opens more eyes around the idea of "disability"

Having a Disability Makes Me a Better Doctor

Knowing from first-hand experience that everyone is "only temporarily able-bodied" helps Cheri Blauwet connect with her patients.

About Cheri Blauwet

Cheri Blauwet is an elite athlete who has won numerous medals at the Paralympics and has won the New York, Boston and Los Angeles marathons multiple times. Cheri is also a Medical Doctor who practices sports medicine in Boston, teaches at Harvard Medical School and promotes disability rights around the world.