Paralympic Dreams

MEDAL QUEST follows the athletes of the Paralympic Winter and Summer games. Learn more at pbs.org/medalquest
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MEDAL QUEST athlete and co-captain Paul Schulte at the London Paralympic Games

MEDAL QUEST athlete and co-captain Paul Schulte at the London Paralympic Games ( Yep, so rode the bus with this guy!

MEDAL QUEST athlete Alana Nichols at the 2012 London Paralympic Games

MEDAL QUEST athlete Alana Nichols at the 2012 London Paralympic Games

Blake Leeper on his silver-medal victory lap after the Men's 400m (T44) race at the 2012 Paralympics.

The Disabled Super Hero, Meet America’s Blade Runner, Blake Leeper

And they're off! Athletes in the T44 classification sprint 100m to the finish line. 2012 London Paralympic Games

Athletes in the classification sprint to the finish line.

MEDAL QUEST athlete Andrea Woodson Smith takes aim at the London Paralympic Games

MEDAL QUEST athlete Andrea Woodson Smith takes aim at the London Paralympic Games

David Wagner of Team USA vs Noam Gershony of Israel in the Men's Quad Singles gold medal match. Gershony took the gold, and Wagner the silver at the 2012 Paralympic Games

David Wagner of Team USA vs Noam Gershony of Israel in the Men's Quad Singles gold medal match. Gershony took the gold, and Wagner the silver at the 2012 Paralympic Games

Team USA entering the London 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremonies

Team USA entering the London 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremonies

Snowboarding made its debut at this year's Winter Paralympic Games, and the USA men swept the podium. Evan Strong (pictured here) took home gold. #paralympics

Snowboarding made its debut at this year's Winter Paralympic Games, and the USA men swept the podium. Evan Strong (pictured here) took home gold.

Meet Steve Cash (#34), goaltender for the US sled hockey team. #paralympics #sledhockey #icewarriors

Meet Steve Cash ( goaltender for the US sled hockey team.

A big win for Team USA over Canada! Read the full story from today's shutout game #Sochi2014 #sledhockey #icewarriors

A big win for Team USA over Canada! Read the full story from today's shutout game

London lives up to its reputation with an umbrella light show during the Paralympic Opening Ceremonies

London lives up to its reputation with an umbrella light show during the Paralympic Opening Ceremonies

MEDAL QUEST athlete Lex Gillette mid-air in the Long Jump at the London Paralympic Games. He went on to win silver in his event!

MEDAL QUEST athlete Lex Gillette mid-air in the Long Jump at the London Paralympic Games. He went on to win silver in his event!

USA races Spain to the ball at the 2012 London Paralympic Games

USA races Spain to the ball at the 2012 London Paralympic Games

Action-packed game, with a close loss to Germany. USA 48, Germany 54 - 2012 London Paralympic Games

Action-packed game, with a close loss to Germany.

See the full recap from Team USA's #sledhockey gold medal defeat of Russia at pbs.org/icewarriors #paralympics

See the full recap from Team USA's #sledhockey gold medal defeat of Russia at pbs.org/icewarriors #paralympics

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