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

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

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

The many blessings of my new chair

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

Megan Blunk balances life as a two-sport athlete looking towards Rio

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

The Division of Disability Resources & Educational Services

Megan Blunk Classification:  3.0 Hometown:  Gig Harbor, Washington Year in school:  Senior Major:  Psychology Number: 24 On my ipod:  Reggae, Hip-hop, Country, Rock Career plans/goals: Finish Bachelor's Degree in Psychology Competition highlights:  In my past I have played soccer, fast pitch, track, volleyball, and basketball. I was injured 3 years ago in a motorcycle accident … Continue reading The Division of Disability Resources & Educational Services

The only person you have in this world is yourself

May 25th, 2014 The only person that you have in this world is yourself. You have to be able to pick yourself up off the ground even when you feel like there is no way you could ever lift yourself up.  You just have to hold your head up...remind yourself who you are...who you want … Continue reading The only person you have in this world is yourself

Just a Random Writing

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

One of my favorite memories

December 30th, 2013 The Christmas Party with Kirsten. Today we had our annual Christmas party for kids with disabilities and their families…we each got to choose a kid to buy a present for and I chose to buy one for a girl named Kirsten. I chose her because on her wish list it said that … Continue reading One of my favorite memories

University of Illinois Bio

NO. 24MEGAN BLUNK Megan Blunk, a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, began her wheelchair basketball career four years ago. Blunk went to Peninsula High School in Gig Harbor, Washington and chose to study Psychology at Illinois in hopes of becoming a counselor for those who have been injured or are living with depression. … Continue reading University of Illinois Bio

Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce Snapshot 2013

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

On Day 1 of the ParaCanoe World Championships, Megan Blank won two silver medals.

U.S. Paralympics: BY NICHOLAS OLIVIER | AUG 28, 2013, 10:00 PM ET On Day 1 of the ParaCanoe World Championships, Megan Blank won two silver medals. Megan Blunk (Lakebay, Wash.) has the mark of any elite athlete – always striving for better. After winning two silver medals on Day 1 of her first ParaCanoe World Championships in Duisburg, Germany, … Continue reading On Day 1 of the ParaCanoe World Championships, Megan Blank won two silver medals.

Crossfit Gig Harbor”She battles and defeats intense adversity in her life everyday”.

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”.

Paracanoeing Improves Stability, Balance in Wounded Athletes

WIRED Magazine: Paracanoeing Improves Stability, Balance in Wounded Athletes MEGAN BLUNK HITS the water of Gig Harbor, Washington, for a little training with Josh Wold. Canoeing has brought her the same joy she felt running and playing soccer. Photo: Matt Mills McKnight/Wired   Alan Anderson is the sprint canoe and paracanoe coach at the Gig … Continue reading Paracanoeing Improves Stability, Balance in Wounded Athletes

Really opening up…and showing my dorky/young/confused self

May 12th, 2012 Plane ride home for the summer So many things have changed in the last year of my life…not to mention the last three years. Things are getting so much better. But I can’t stop. And the struggles will never end. But the challenge is good. I just need to never stop striving … Continue reading Really opening up…and showing my dorky/young/confused self

No idea what I am saying…

Monday, February 27th, 2012 3:28pm WOW life is weird. I think that things are really starting to come together. I am feeling more alive everyday.   The wheelchair almost seems irrelevant to me… I have began to finally question why I am so hard on myself all of the time. It really is a little … Continue reading No idea what I am saying…

Taking Anti-Depressants

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

Gig Harbor Woman Determined to Walk Again After Belfair Crash

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

Home Teen Recovering after Accident

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

Peninsula High School Grad On the Mend

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