Episode 12

Max Baldwin: Overcoming Polio: Journey to the Australian Olympic Team


October 15th, 2018

56 mins 4 secs

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About this Episode

In 1956, Max Baldwin made history as the first person with a disability to compete on an Australian Olympic Team. At 91-years old, Max sits across from me via Skype and recounts his incredible journey—from contracting polio as a baby and loosing use of one leg—to competing in the Olympics in his 20s and becoming the first Australian to 3-track ski. There is much wisdom, humility, and humor in this man’s incredible story. At the end of the episode, Max’s son, Matt, joins me and we discuss the importance of sharing each other's stories.

The Carleena Show features in-depth conversations with guests from around the world. Host Carleena Angwin is a writer, public health professional, and former Peace Corps Volunteer based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. https://carleena.fireside.fm/

Connect with Matt Baldwin through his podcast: https://readingbetweentheink.com/contact/

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