Athlete 'invigorated' by wheelchair sports

Athlete 'invigorated' by wheelchair sports

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Victoria resident Ken Kelly sailed on the Canadian sailing team.

— image credit: Contributed photo

In 1976, Ken Kelly’s life changed in an instant.

Kelly was a teacher in northern Alberta when he was involved in a gun shot accident, which resulted in a bullet being lodged in his spine. He was paralyzed from the chest down.

“It’s pretty hard to imagine that your life could change in an instant like that,” said the now 72-year-old Victoria resident, who is trying to raise awareness this week about wheelchair sports.

After the accident, Kelly spent a year-and-a-half in denial. He convinced himself his paralysis was…



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