Frazier Rehab Hosts Olympic Send-Off for Oksana Masters

6/13/2012

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Oksana Masters, 22, will chase her Olympic dreams to London later this year after qualifying for the USA Paralympic Team with a first place finish in the World Cup Regatta in Belgrade, Serbia in the adaptive rowing trunk and arms division.  Oksana and her teammate, Rob Jones, won with a time of 4:11.29 - 6.9 seconds ahead of the competition.

Oksana was adopted at the age of seven from an orphanage in the Ukraine and brought to the U.S. She had both of her legs amputated above the knee. She has participated in the Frazier Rehab Adaptive Sports Program for several years.

What: Send-off Celebration for Louisville resident and Frazier Rehab Adaptive Sports Athlete
Oksana Masters

When:  Friday, June 15, 2012
             6-8 p.m.
             Remarks at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Jewish Hospital’s Rudd Heart and Lung Conference Center (CC)
              201 Abraham Flexner Way,

Opportunities:
• Interviews with Paralympic athlete Oksana Masters
• Interviews with Jill Farmer, director, Frazier Rehab Adaptive Sports Program
• Interviews with Bob Hurley, Louisville Adaptive Rowing Coach

Editor’s Note: More background and Oksana’s amazing story of strength and survival can be found online at: www.teambadcompanyrowing.com.

 

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