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Wheelchair Warrior: Gangs, Disability and Basketball summary Wheelchair Warrior: Gangs, Disability and Basketball, series Wheelchair Warrior: Gangs, Disability and Basketball, book Wheelchair Warrior: Gangs, Disability and Basketball, pdf Wheelchair Warrior: Gangs, Disability and Basketball, Wheelchair Warrior: Gangs, Disability and Basketball 2cf5b24168 Melvin Juette Has Said That Becoming Paralyzed In A Gang Related Shooting Was Both The Worst And Best Thing That Happened To Him The Incident, He Believes, Surely Spared The Then Sixteen Year Old African American From Prison And Or An Early Death It Transformed Him In Other Ways, Too He Attended College And Made Wheelchair Basketball His Passion Ultimately Becoming A Star Athlete And Playing On The US National Wheelchair Basketball TeamIn Wheelchair Warrior, Juette Reconstructs The Defining Moments Of His Life With The Assistance Of Sociologist Ronald Berger His Poignant Memoir Is Bracketed By Berger S Thoughtful Introduction And Conclusion, Which Places This Narrative Of Race, Class, Masculinity And Identity Into Proper Sociological Context, Showing How Larger Social Structural Forces Defined His Experiences While Juette S Story Never Gives Into Despair, It Does Challenge The Idea Of The Supercrip


10 thoughts on “Wheelchair Warrior: Gangs, Disability and Basketball

  1. says:

    Wheelchair warrior is a great and inspiring book for everyone to read It is about a man named Melvin Juette who is in a gang at the age of 16 in Detroit Before he was in a gang he lived in a nice and happy quant life in the northern part of Detroit when there aren t a lot of crimes The reason he and his family moved to the inner city is because his house caught on fire and most of it burned down They didn t have that much money so that is why Melvin and and family had to move to a much cheaper house to live in As Melvin lived in the inner city he found himself in a gang As Melvin got into the gang life he had to watch out now for other gang groups who would potentially want to hurt him Eventually there was a gang related shooting and Melvin was part of it He got shot in the back, and his whole lower part of the body is paralyzed for the rest of Melvin s life Melvin was devastated because now he couldn t walk any, and he had to change how he lives for the rest of his life Soon after the shooting Melvin realized that the gang life wasn t for him and he got out of it Melvin also realized that he could have gone to jail because he was in a gang Soon after Melvin started to play wheelchair basketball Melvin really enjoyed this for many reasons, it s fun and you don t have to use legs for this sport Years later Melvin was serious about wheelchair basketball, and he wanted to try out for the USA team This meant a lot to Melvin because if he made the team all the hard work would pay off After waiting for the results Melvin finally made the team and he will now be going to the Paralympics After a hard fought win Melvin finally got what he deserves, a gold medal Melvin learned that it doesn t matter it you could walk or not, or if your different from everybody else, all that matters is living your life to the fullest and making the most out of what you got Melvin did that by playing wheelchair basketball.


  2. says:

    Wheelchair Warrior is the auto biographical story of Melvin Juette, a former gang member turned medal winning wheelchair basketball athlete after a gunshot wound left him partially paralyzed Juette s life story is sandwiched between, but can be read apart from, introductory and concluding chapters that provide sociological context Juette s story is inspiring, but not over sentimentalized Juette, who stands out as an individual who recognized and cultivated his own unique abilities, mastering challenges, and maintaining the balance between body and spirit notes that it s unfortunate that some people go through life without getting beyond their socially imposed statuses and identities Juette demonstrates as he quoted Randy Snow in the Postscript, It s our life challenges that reveal our strengths From our revealed strengths we identify our options And from our options, we develop a vision.


  3. says:

    I read this book for my 3rd Quarter Project and it was a good book I liked it because of the interest I have in basketball and about gangs I did not know much about gangs before I read and now I have a greater knowledge of what goes on in a gang from a source who was part of a gang This book would be for people who are interested in sports or have a general interest in a true life story of a person who overcomes disability and gang life.


  4. says:

    2.5I didn t know this all took place in Whitewater nor that UWW was known for its wheelchair basketball team.


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