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Monique Oliveira is aided by an AdaptSurf volunteer as a wave breaks at Barra da Tijuca beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil March 16. AdaptSurf is a Rio-based non-governmental organization that aims to make beaches accessible to the disabled and encourage them to practice water sports. The organization is the first of its kind in Brazil.

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Disabled surfers brave the waves in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — One minute, Renata Glasner is watching the waves crash on Leblon beach from her wheelchair. The next, she’s plowing through the turbulent waters on a specially adapted surfboard.

March 27, 2013 12:26 p.m. read more..


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