Health & Fitness: Breaking the Can't Do Barrier

The disabled are challenging all limits with pluck and high tech

Every avid golfer has a "handicap," but Steve Gandy has a real one. An insurance agent in Van, Texas, the 36-year-old Gandy has no hands. He lost them in an accident 14 years ago, and has to hold his clubs with metal prostheses. Still, Gandy often heads for the links and shoots a respectable 85 or so for 18 holes. Debbie La Plante, 21, a sophomore at the University of Toledo, enjoys racing in marathons. Her best time in the grueling 26.2-mile event is 3 hr. 31 min. That may not be a world record, but it is impressive enough for...

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