|Micael McHugh. Photograph courtesy of Adaptive Sports Foundation.|
Michael McHugh was afraid to fall and hurt himself. Growing up, those concerns held him back from almost any kind of activity or athletic event that he perceived as daunting. Fearof injury, falling, failing, or whatevercan be a major deterrent for those with physical disabilities, or anyone else for that matter, but the beauty of sport and athletic activity is that it overcomes fear first. Once that is accomplished, the benefits of exercise extend beyond the body to the mind and soul.