United through a love of wheelchair basketball

Oct 4, 2021 7:30:00 AM

What does inclusivity mean? Let's flip it on it's head. As the partner of Svenja Mayer a player with Team Deutschland, André Hopp is also a wheelchair basketball player. The sport is like a second family to them, and it's how they met. Nothing unusual about that, you might think. Except that Andre, is fully abled.
Text: Jana Rudolf
Photograpy: Uli Gasper

André Hopp is the man at the side of national player Svenja Mayer. With her he not only shares his life, but also his love of wheelchair basketball. André Hopp and Svenja Mayer has been an unbeatable team since 2015. They met in 2014, through a shared passion: wheelchair basketball. “To me, wheelchair basketball has become a second family. Everyone knows everyone and after the games we often do activities together", says Hopp. Since he himself has no disability, 30-year old André especially appreciates the inclusiveness of the sport:

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Topics: Paralympics, #RoadToParis, #wheelchair basketball

I didn't apply for disability...

Mar 1, 2021 10:30:00 AM

Paralympics winner and decorated MBE by the Queen of England, Anne Wafula Strike had a rough start in life. As Wellspect's guest blogger, she shares her fantastic story in two parts. Please enjoy the first part of the article and video!

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Topics: Paralympics