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2018
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Brianna Salinaro aims to be first American female Paralympian in taekwondo

ESPN published a feature article on HSS patient and taekwondo athlete Brianna Salinaro, who aspires to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.

According to the article, Brianna has a form of cerebral palsy that affects her back and leg movement. At a young age, she had surgery to alleviate some of the muscle tension in her legs and to help her move better.

Today, she is on track to be the first American female Paralympian in taekwondo.

HSS pediatric orthopedic surgeon Cathleen L. Raggio, MD, said Brianna has come so far in her chosen sport because of her diligence in stretching and hard work.

Read the full article at espn.com