Van Williams

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Name:Van Williams
Disability:T-12 paraplegic
Length of Time Playing Basketball:16 years in a wheelchair
Accomplishments:Masters Degree in Physical Therapy, First person in the United States to graduate from physical therapy school in a wheelchair, 2 time national champion in wheelchair tennis, Played college basketball at Colombia Union College in Maryland before getting injured, Started a nonprofit organization Northern California Wheelchair Athletics to help people accomplish their goals in wheelchair sports.
Interests:Spending time with my family (Wife Karie and two sons Bailey 15, Bradyn 11) I love the lake and enjoy wakeboarding. Hand cycling, tennis
Inspirational Quote:“Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.” – John Wooden
Who Inspires You:My Dad has always push me to be the best I can be out of love and support. I choose him as a role model and hopefully I can teach my kids what he has shown me about Faith, Love, Family.