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Defying Expectations

defying expectations
July 31, 2019

“I saw the opportunity here to thrive — to get a great education and to be independent.”

Piotr Pasik

Michigan State University graduate student Piotr Pasik loves seeing the look on people's faces when he tells them he plays tennis. As a wheelchair user, Pasik learned early on to defy others' expectations. At MSU, he studied kinesiology, traveled the world and got involved with MSU's Adaptive Sports Club.

Now Pasik teaches an integrated wheelchair sports course at MSU, which is home to the top adaptive sports rink in the Big Ten.

“One of my goals is to make MSU a destination for future Spartans with disabilities and at the same time, creating a blueprint for inclusion that other higher education institutions across the country can follow.”

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