Sled hockey gold medal winner gives speech

LEWISTON, N.Y. (WIVB) – A western New York hero made an appearance at Niagara University Sunday to help inspire others.

Paralympic gold medal winner Adam Page gave a speech to the Niagara University women’s lacrosse team.

Page, along with fellow Western New Yorker Paul Schaus, won a sled hockey gold medal at the Paralympic Games in Sochi in February. He says he wants to send an important message to other people following their dreams.

Page said, “Just because you have a disability doesn’t mean that your life’s over or you can’t achieve what you want to, no matter if you have a disability or not anybody can use that kind of motivation or inspiration in life.”

Page was born in Buffalo and is from Lancaster.

He was born with spina bifida, a birth defect caused by the incomplete formation of the vertebrae. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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