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How to Follow Anjali at the London 2012 Paralympic Games

Many of you have been asking how you can follow, support, watch. Here is the information you've all been anxiously waiting for! Please share widely. NOTE: Competition schedule has been updated as of 8/23/12.


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Guest Blog from Ian Forber-Pratt

I'm excited to post a guest blog from my brother, Ian Forber-Pratt who is doing some amazing work in India. We both were adopted from India, and he sold everything he owned and moved overseas last May. As I am sure you will see from his post, he is living his passion and dream. He is the founder of Foster Care India. Quite simply, his mission is to develop the first ever state/govt supported foster care system WITHIN India. Foster Care India will work with the state when abuse/ neglect is suspected to give the children temporary care.

The Circles of Life

The Circles of Life

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged, sorry. Life. It gets in the way – and the majority of writing I’ve been doing has been helping me to get one step closer towards that little thing called graduation. So, perhaps we should just keep this between us and not tell those “others” that I’m spending valuable time and words on other things!

Can you dream too big??

Can you dream too big?

I guess it’s natural to feel discouraged every time and again. But, the part that I don’t understand is, why do we get discouraged by dreams? We’re supposed to dream, and to dream big, right? So why is it that when you do, and your brain starts operating on hyper-drive going a mile a minute that the next thing you know you’re left just simply feeling discouraged? Is it because one's dreams are simply too big? That seems like an oxymoron, I know, but it poses an interesting question.

Some days...

Some days are challenging ones. I got myself two of them back-to-back this week.

Fear and worry: they are what we make of it. It is easy to tell others that it will all be okay, but even harder to tell that to yourself. I know life is a journey and that which doesn't kill us makes us stronger and all of that, but there are times when life just doesn't seem fair. But the thing with fear and worry is, neither if them breathes or has a heartbeat. They are inanimate and are only fueled by our own thoughts and emotions.

Against All Odds

Against All Odds

It’s 5AM and I’m awake thanks to jetlag. So, I thought what a good time to update my blog! A lot has happened, including my breaking the World Record in the 200m! Let’s take a step back, and I’ll fill in some of the gaps.

Chasing My Unicorn

Chasing My Unicorn

Before I start, this blog title was inspired by an afternoon of belly laughs and rehashing memories from three near and dear friends of mine who are affectionately called, my “Pit Crew”. Steph, Erin & Sarah – you are amazing, you make me smile so much, and I could not have been more excited to see you and your beautifully decorated, glittered arts and crafts masterpieces! I love you lots, parking lots!

Here's a picture of my pit crew and I back at the hotel post-marathon:

Boston Marathon a 'crowning moment' for Natick Paralympian Anjali Forber-Pratt

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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.

You've dreamed of racing in the Boston Marathon since you were a little girl. What was it like to finally do it?

'It’s almost here!' Natick paralympian Anjali Forber-Pratt counts down to her first Boston Marathon

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Anjali Forber-Pratt, raised in Natick and now one of the top US wheelchair sprinters, is preparing for her first Boston Marathon on April 18. She has been training in Champaign, Ill.

When are you heading out to Natick? Will you practice on the actual Boston Marathon route before the race?

Hitting the Road at Last

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Anjali Forber-Pratt, raised in Natick and now one of the top US wheelchair sprinters, is preparing for her first Boston Marathon. She gave this update from Champaign, Ill., where she is in training.

Now that spring is here, have you been able to hit the road for practice?

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