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 🙂
Friday, February 17, 2017 5AM It is 5 Am...and I have to get up in about an hour to get ready to go substitute teach a Kindergarten class. I went to sleep around 1 or 2 am because last night I decided to write a bit in my blog, and then, of course turned the … Continue reading 5 AM Soccer dream/nightmare
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
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
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
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
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
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
November 20th, 2015 We beat Alabama this morning, 50-44 🙂 ...and lost our second game, 69-44 to the Lady Milwaukee Bucks team. I didn't exactly play all that well...but tomorrow is a new day. We have two more games and I have two more opportunities to play better. But playing bad was all mental...because my … Continue reading The many blessings of my new chair
U.S. Paralympics: Megan Blunk balances life as a two-sport athlete looking towards Rio BY JOHN BLANCHETTE | FEB. 26, 2015, 3:35 P.M. (ET) There was a moment last summer, off the water and during a rare break from her Paracanoe training, when it hit Megan Blunk. “I realized that you can’t really have a life … Continue reading Megan Blunk balances life as a two-sport athlete looking towards Rio
February 22, 2015 I got back from the training camp yesterday...it went okay. I let things get in my head...like the fear that I may not make the final cut...and I did not play all that well. It caused me to feel pretty down on myself and have to find a way to get out … Continue reading Just reminding myself why
August 26, 2014 I am just making this short and sweet For as long as I can remember I have had pretty bad depression...that only seemed to get worse as more things continued to hurt me in my life I always struggled to believe in myself and thus had a hard time playing the sports … Continue reading …I just wanted to be a little more honest and share a little more about my life…
January 1, 2014 I’m staying at Chelsea’s on her couch tonight….I have decided to start writing…I am just going to write…even if it doesn’t make any sense or even if it is meaningless. I am just going to write to help myself continue to work through my problems. I was told that writing can be … Continue reading Just a Random Writing
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”.
October 9th, 2012 Sometimes I get really confused. I think that maybe I am not doing enough. I wonder where I am going to be in the next five years. Am I holding back? I don't really go out that much. I don't talk on the phone that much. I don't really know what I … Continue reading My wheelchair is not what is holding me back
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
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