...kinda crazy...but once I got out there I really didn’t care about the sharks at all. ...the crazy part was that I actually thought it would be cool to see them out there. that part is crazy. But what was cool is that just being out there and going through the waves like that helped me … Continue reading Surfing
I met Derek this past December when I went up to Canada for a Wheelchair Basketball Camp. Before I even really knew him, I could tell there was something special about him. Derek just stood out to me because he seemed so happy and chill and it was obvious that he just wanted to learn … Continue reading My Road Trip With Derek 🙂
...The pain has not been bad at all lately 🙂 Someone asked me today how it can hurt if I can't feel my feet and so I figured I would explain it on here. I can feel pressure on my feet and my nerves can feel like they are on fire at times. I don't … Continue reading Feeling in my feet after surgery
I have been having a lot of anxiety lately. And it sucks. I have been feeling really overwhelmed with myself and all of the things I want to do in my life. I feel like the things I want to do are so big (big to me) that if I really want to do them … Continue reading I don’t even know what to name this…it is all over the place…
December, 2016 These past few months have been extremely hard for me. After the Paralympics...I have really struggled. I had just spent the last 7 years of my life working towards this one goal of making it to the Paralympics. And I reached it. And now it's over. For seven years that was my life. … Continue reading Something I started writing a few months ago and never finished because there are too many things I want to say at once.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Weekly Snapshot September 3, 2013 In This Issue Spotlight: Gig Harbor Canoe & Kayak Race Team A Message From The President Public Affairs Forum On The Blog Become an Ambassador Upcoming Chamber Events Welcome New Members Member Events & Announcements Contact Us Quick Links Chamber Calendar Sponsorship Opportunities Member-To-Member Discounts Thank You to our 2013 CORPORATE PARTNERS … Continue reading Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce Snapshot 2013
May 17, 2013 My first Tattoo When I was in the nursing home after my accident, I had lost thirty pounds and felt like I was covered in scars and all around ruined as a person. I used to look down at my scar on my arm and tell myself that one day this is going … Continue reading My First Tattoo
MEGAN BLUNK - UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS Megan Blunk is a Warrior. She battles and defeats intense adversity in her life everyday. She is a humble athlete who was born with a tenacious will that she cultivates into victory in both sport and in life. Megan is now a sophmore and plays point-guard for the University of … Continue reading Crossfit Gig Harbor”She battles and defeats intense adversity in her life everyday”.
January 1, 2012 5:50pm I am on my flight back to school in Illinois after winter break. I am going to try writing to hopefully help me in any way it can. I can’t help but feel completely scared out of my mind. I have no idea what I am doing and I have no … Continue reading Taking Anti-Depressants
Kitsap Sun: Gig Harbor Woman Determined to Walk Again After Belfair Crash Blunk works out with her trainer, David Herron. Megan Blunk is putting her life back together after a 2008 motorcycle accident. By Charlee Glock-Jackson (Gig Harbor Life),Scott Turner Megan Blunk is a fighter. In July of 2008 she was involved in a serious … Continue reading Gig Harbor Woman Determined to Walk Again After Belfair Crash
July 10, 2010 If I could somehow remove myself from my body...I would then be set free. I mean, if I could somehow ignore the hardship and block out the pain...just ignore it. And think about the amazingness of it all...and appreciate myself and my successes. More so...if I could just believe in myself. It … Continue reading Climbing Mountains yo
Megan Blunk is putting her life back together after a 2008 motorcycle accident. By Charlee Glock-Jackson (Gig Harbor Life),Scott Turner January 5, 2010 Megan Blunk is a fighter. In July of 2008 she was involved in a serious motorcycle crash that nearly took her life and left her partially paralyzed. Now, she's fighting for normalcy … Continue reading Gig Harbor Woman Determined to Walk Again After Belfair Crash
May 3, 2009 Current mood: blessed On July 20th of last summer, I was in a forever life changing motorcycle accident. In the accident I broke four ribs, collapsed my right lung, had a stick go through my knee and a stick go through my ankle, shredded the skin off my right shin, broke my … Continue reading Some things I went through.
September 10th, 2008 Out of everything I went through- my life changing moment happened 2 months after the accident when I finally got to go home for one night, after the 4 weeks in the hospital, one month in the nursing home, and the night before my 3 ½ weeks of rehab back at the … Continue reading Life Changing Moment
Key Peninsula News: Home Teen Recovering after Accident Despite her condition, Megan has maintained good spirits. Photo by Karina Whitmarsh By Jeanette Brown Special to the Key Peninsula News Family and friends of Megan Blunk have been busy planning the “Megan’s Day” fundraiser that will take place on Sept. 14 to help raise money to … Continue reading Home Teen Recovering after Accident
August 13, 2008 The Peninsula Gateway: PHS grad remains positive after accident Rummage sale to benefit victim of motorcycle crash Ashley Coats-of the Gateway In the face of a life-altering motorcycle accident, Megan Blunk looks through the pain and frustration to remain positive. “This is what it is. I’m not going to waste my time … Continue reading PHS grad remains positive after accident
August 8, 2008 http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local/peninsula-high-school-grad-on-the-mend-ep-421805405-358523441.html Local teen and dad get support comfort from GH community. By Scott Turner Friends of the Blunk are hosting a fundraiser to help with the medical costs for Megan Blunk 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Inn of Gig Harbor, 3211 56th Street NW. There will be a … Continue reading Peninsula High School Grad On the Mend