Everything is a blessing in disguise (korny and mooshy…but that’s just me)

Everything is a blessing in disguise. Everything. I know that can be hard to hear for some, and you may want to not even begin to think that way. It may even make you angry to hear someone say that. But if you think about it...is that really how you want to live? If you … Continue reading Everything is a blessing in disguise (korny and mooshy…but that’s just me)

Today was one of the best days

Today was one of the best days I have ever had. It was truly amazing and so full of love. Today showed me that I am exactly where I have always wanted to be...I am now doing EXACTLY what I believe in and I am doing it with everything Ive got! I have spent 8 years … Continue reading Today was one of the best days

Paralympian robbed of years of memories

Paralympian robbed of years of memories By Emily Braun | ebraun@wcia.com Published 10/18 2016 10:22PM Updated 10/25 2016 06:27PM Update: 5:00 pm, 10/25/16, Tuesday  URBANA -- A Paralympian turned a devastating incident into a call to action. 27-year old Megan Blunk was robbed of several valuable possessions. She's at least one of several victims whose … Continue reading Paralympian robbed of years of memories

Burglary charges for three Urbana teens

Burglary charges for three Urbana teens Thu, 10/20/2016 - 10:40am | Mary Schenk Other Related Content Paralympian 'relieved and very thankful' after diary recovered URBANA — Three Urbana teens have been charged in juvenile court with a total of three residential burglaries in that city, but police believe they may have been involved in others … Continue reading Burglary charges for three Urbana teens

Paralympian ‘relieved and very thankful’ after diary recovered

Paralympian 'relieved and very thankful' after diary recovered Wed, 10/19/2016 - 2:44pm | Jim Rossow Photo by: Provided The ring that Megan Blunk was presented as part of Team USA in wheelchair basketball at the Paralympics in Brazil For eight years, Megan Blunk has documented her recovery from a near-fatal motorcycle accident that left her … Continue reading Paralympian ‘relieved and very thankful’ after diary recovered

After winning gold in Rio, Paralympian Blunk gets ‘a crazy good feeling’ in D.C.

The News Tribune After winning gold in Rio, Paralympian Blunk gets ‘a crazy good feeling’ in D.C. Megan Blunk, part of the USA wheelchair basketball team that won gold in the 2016 Paralympics, went to the White House on Thursday, calling it “a crazy good feeling” to shake hands and chat with President Barack Obama. … Continue reading After winning gold in Rio, Paralympian Blunk gets ‘a crazy good feeling’ in D.C.

Paralympian Blunk returns to Gig Harbor with gold medal, prepares for visit to White House

The News Tribune Paralympian Blunk returns to Gig Harbor with gold medal, prepares for visit to White House BY JON MANLEY jmanley@gateline.com Megan Blunk, left, talks with Gig Harbor Mayor Jill Guernsey during a recognition for Blunk at the Gig Harbor City Council meeting at City Hall on Monday. Joshua Bessex jbessex@gateline.com Megan Blunk smiles … Continue reading Paralympian Blunk returns to Gig Harbor with gold medal, prepares for visit to White House

Gig Harbor Paralympian visits White House

King 5 News Gig Harbor Paralympian visits White House Alex Rozier, King Gig Harbor’s Megan Blunk has officially returned from Rio after competing in the Paralympics in wheelchair women’s basketball. But not only did she compete in women’s basketball, Blunk was part of the gold medal-winning team. “It was awesome, we played at the top … Continue reading Gig Harbor Paralympian visits White House

Illinois’ Megan Blunk helps USA women’s wheeelchair team defeat Algeria

The Daily Illini Illinois’ Megan Blunk helps USA women’s wheeelchair team defeat Algeria Austin Yattoni Illinois' Megan Blunk gets ready to take a shot during the game against Alabama at the Activities and Recreation Center on Feb. 12. The Illini won 56-47. Ryan Wilson, Staff writer September 13, 2016 Megan Blunk turned 27 Monday, and … Continue reading Illinois’ Megan Blunk helps USA women’s wheeelchair team defeat Algeria

U.S. Women Finish Paralympics Pool Play Undefeated

U.S. Paralympics U.S. Women Finish Paralympics Pool Play Undefeated SEPT. 12, 2016, 4:02 P.M. (ET) RIO DE JANEIRO – The U.S. Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team came out of the first half of the Paralympic Games Tournament with an unblemished record and the No. 1 seed following its defeat of Algeria, 65-15, in the Rio Olympic … Continue reading U.S. Women Finish Paralympics Pool Play Undefeated

Gig Harbor Athlete Makes Paralympic Team

South Sound Magazine Gig Harbor Athlete Makes Paralympic Team By Karen Miller | September 1, 2016 A motorcycle accident eight years ago didn’t stop Gig Harbor’s Megan Blunk from following her Olympic dreams. Blunk, 26, is a member of the United States Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team competing in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio. The team’s first game … Continue reading Gig Harbor Athlete Makes Paralympic Team

Sunrise Medical- THEIR JOURNEY

MEGAN BLUNK WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL THEIR JOURNEY "My accident gave me a second chance at life, so I want everyone to know that you can fight it - and you can be happy. No matter what happens in life, don't ever let it hold you back." Born on the 12th September 1989 and raised in Gig … Continue reading Sunrise Medical- THEIR JOURNEY

Harbor Ridge hosts send-off event for Paralympian Megan Blunk

The News Tribune: Harbor Ridge hosts send-off event for Paralympian Megan Blunk   Joshua Bessex jbessex@gateline.com BY JOSHUA BESSEX jbessex@gateline.com   The Harbor Ridge Middle School gym was filled with sounds of laughter, clanking and dribbling on Friday night as community members tried their hand at wheelchair basketball — many for the first time. Paralympian … Continue reading Harbor Ridge hosts send-off event for Paralympian Megan Blunk

Metro Parks athlete to compete in Rio

The Daily Index: Metro Parks athlete to compete in Rio Posted on August 31, 2016 by davidguest By Metro Parks Tacoma Megan Blunk didn’t see much of a future for herself after she broke her back in a motorcycle accident eight years ago. At Gig Harbor’s Peninsula High School, she’d been a five-sport player, but … Continue reading Metro Parks athlete to compete in Rio

Long Road to Rio for Illinois Wheelchair Basketball Players

Medill Olympic Media Project: Long Road to Rio for Illinois Wheelchair Basketball Players August 18, 2016  By: Maddie Lee University of Illinois wheelchair basketball player Megan Blunk dribbled to her right, then crossed over to her left. Three defenders blocked her way, the wheels of their chairs practically touching. She pivoted and slung the ball … Continue reading Long Road to Rio for Illinois Wheelchair Basketball Players

My First Blog Post on Here

July 25th, 2016 I have depression…I will probably always have depression. But I am also a very positive, outgoing and happy person. Sometimes I feel like a prisoner in my own body…I find myself thinking about how unfair it is that I have to suffer in so much pain…when the depression hits me…I feel like … Continue reading My First Blog Post on Here

Gig Harbor resident Blunk makes Team USA wheelchair basketball Paralympic squad

The News Tribune: Gig Harbor resident Blunk makes Team USA wheelchair basketball Paralympic squad Megan Blunk became paralyzed from the waist down after a motorcycle crash in 2008 She has battled depression her whole life Making the USA team has driven her over the past seven years Megan Blunk will be playing for the U.S. … Continue reading Gig Harbor resident Blunk makes Team USA wheelchair basketball Paralympic squad

True Heroes

Kelly's Corner Radio Talk Show Join us Every Friday at 3pm Love 860 AM WAEC or Via Iheart Radio or tunein As we share stories of TRIALS and TRIUMPH. True Heroes On  July 3rd 2016 I had a chance to meet with some awesome and powerful young Ladies at The Capitol Fourth PBS 2016 Celebration. From the … Continue reading True Heroes

The National Wheelchair Basketball Association announces the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team roster

Sports'N Spokes Magazine: The National Wheelchair Basketball Association announces the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team roster Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team. The Team USA roster features eight U.S. Paralympians, five with World Championships experience, and returns 10 of the 12 from the gold-medal winning 2015 Parapan Am Games. This team will feature five-time U.S. … Continue reading The National Wheelchair Basketball Association announces the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team roster

NWBA Athlete of the Week – Megan Blunk

National Wheelchair Basketball Association: NWBA Athlete of the Week - Megan Blunk 02/10/2016, 9:45am CST By NWBA Weekly Installment featuring men's and women's Team USA players Megan is one of three athletes on the U.S. Women’s wheelchair basketball team coming out of the January Selection Camp vying for a chance to make it to Rio … Continue reading NWBA Athlete of the Week – Megan Blunk

Two UI players qualify for Paralympics

January 17, 2016 The Daily Illini: By Ryan Wilson Staff writer Two Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball players have qualified for their first Paralympics. Megan Blunk and Gail Gaeng will compete on the U.S. team at the 2016 Rio Paralympics on Sept. 7-18. ss They will join an 11-player team, 10 of which were members of … Continue reading Two UI players qualify for Paralympics