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Responsibility and Sports: The Red Pill

Anjali Forber-Pratt's story and living Jean Driscoll's call for responsibility to use platform of success to help others. (Youtube link)

One of the Most Interesting Women in the World?

via Stumptuous: "Anjali Forber-Pratt, one of the most interesting women in the world" Read more at: http://www.stumptuous.com/anjali-forber-pratt-one-of-the-most-interesting-women-in-the-world

Alumna Anjali Forber-Pratt winner of prestigious Paul G. Hearne Leadership Award

JANUARY 22, 2013, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, AAPD.COM, WASHINGTON, DC — The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is pleased to announce that Anjali Forber-Pratt (Ph.D. '12 HRE) is one of two winners of the prestigious 2013 Paul G. Hearne Leadership Award.

Read the full story here: http://education.illinois.edu/news/Alumna-Anjali-Forber-Pratt-winner-pre...

UI Foundation Story About Anjali

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Boston Marathon 2011 Press

Anjali Forber-Pratt, who was raised in Natick, placed fourth among women in the 2011 Boston Marathon's wheelchair division. Forber-Pratt, a champion sprinter and Paralympian, logged a time of 1:53:22 in her first Boston Marathon.

Post-Race Article from Boston.com: Boston Marathon a 'crowning moment' for Natick paralympian Anjali Forber-Pratt

Faces of Illinois: Anjali Forber-Pratt

Anjali Forber-Pratt might possibly be one of the most inspiring people to call the University of Illinois home. The College of Education Doctoral student is a Paralympian, holds a world championship record, multiple medals and an array of other honors. She will soon follow in the footsteps of legend Jean Driscoll, competing in the Boston Marathon in April 2011. Find out just what keeps her going in this amazing profile.

"Faces of Illinois" is a series profiling students, faculty, staff and other campus community members who are leaving their marks on the University of Illinois campus.

Natick wheelchair athlete preparing for dream event

When she was 5, Anjali Forber-Pratt’s parents took her to watch the Boston Marathon. They settled in on the edge of Route 135 at the Natick-Framingham line. It was then that Anjali started dreaming.

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http://www.boston.com/community/stories_to_inspire/articles/2011/03/13/n...

2011 IPC Athletics World Championships: Women's 200m T53

Anjali winning the gold medal in the 200M wheelchair sprint!!!

International Paralympic Committee World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand, 2011 January.

Golden girls: McFadden, Forber-Pratt lead U.S. on day four of 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships

Susan Katz January 25, 2011

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand—The women led the way for Team USA on Tuesday as Tatyana McFadden (Clarksville, Md.) won double gold in the 200m and 800m (T54) while Anjali Forber-Pratt (Natick, Mass.) claimed gold in the 200m (T53) on day four of the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships.

McFadden got things started in the 800m, setting a new Championship record of 1:51.10 on her way to victory. She then came back in the afternoon session and dominated the 200m, racing to gold with a time of 29.33.

“I had to peak at just the right time and things are coming together,” said McFadden. “I’m very happy, excited and honored to win gold. I get a little time to enjoy the wins, and then I have to refocus for my three remaining events.”

Next up was Forber-Pratt whose 200m victory marked her first ever world championships gold, while setting a new Championship record with a time of 29.83. Forber-Pratt has been focusing on the 200m as her signature event and her gold medal-winning performance had her grinning from ear-to-ear as she came off the track at QEII Park.

“This is a dream come true, it’s even better than I imagined it would be,” said Forber-Pratt. “We finished into a really strong headwind and I just had to block that out and give the race everything I had.”

Team USA’s Jessica Galli (Hillsborough, N.J.) narrowly missed the podium in this same event, finishing fourth in 31.13.

Baystate Parent Article: Anjali's Story

Check out the article from this month's Baystate Parent Magazine here.