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.

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