A Sporting Chance

How Ludwig Guttmann Created the Paralympic Games

Media Type:Audiobook
Bios & Memoirs
Narrator(s):Neil Hellegers
Publish Date:08/12/2021
Run Time:1 Hour, 12 Minutes
Publisher:Dreamscape Media


Telling the inspiring human story behind the creation of the Paralympics, this young listener’s biography showcases a riveting narrative to honor the life of Ludwig Guttmann, whose work profoundly changed so many lives. Dedicating his life to helping patients labeled “”incurables,”” Ludwig Guttmann fought for the rights of paraplegics to live a full life. The young doctor believed—and eventually proved—that physical movement is key to healing, a discovery that led him to create the first Paralympic Games. Told with moving text, and featuring the life stories of athletes from the Paralympic Games Ludwig helped create, this story of the man who saved lives through sports will inspire listeners of all backgrounds. A supplemental PDF containing historical photographs and a timeline of events is included.