Stretching For A Cause

We are well over a year away from the Paralympics, but athletes from all over the world are preparing now for the event.
Here in the wiregrass we have a special hero who's overcome some major obstacles to compete in the games.

“This man's achievements. The more people know about it the more people can be inspired by him, and maybe overcome their own limitations," says Yoga instructor Laura Lee Stjernstrom.

Yoga instructor Laura Lee is talking about this man.
His name is Anthony Radetic, he's paralyzed from the waist down, but that's not his only obstacle.
Born and raised in Abbeville, Anthony dreamed of becoming a fighter pilot at the age of 14, but because of his eyesight, he found out that dream may be out of reach.

Not stopping there he later had corrective surgery and began his career entering the service in March of 2000.

But his world would change when he was in a motorcycle accident four years later leaving him paralyzed from the waist down.

Anthony kept going using his upper body strength to do something even more amazing.
He started competing in several military athletic competitions

From water sports to skiing, Anthony does it all.

After hearing about his determination to not stop moving, studio y in Dothan thought they would help a hometown hero keep moving.

"I decided that since we have some many veterans in this area and so many local heroes, that we should really look for a local veteran to help out some how," says Yoga instructor Laura Lee Stjernstrom.

So they are going to stretch their bodies to stretch dollars for Anthony Radetic helping him compete in several more competitions.

If you would like to help in the yoga fund raising efforts of Studio 'Y' for veteran Anthony Radetic, all you have to do is attend the yoga class Saturday January, 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Studio 'y' located at 2323 West Main suite 120 in Dothan.
You can donate any amount of money to help go to the cause.


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