Sydney Satchell Needs Your Help!


Remember last year when we introduced you to Sydney Satchell, the inspirational former student-athlete who battled back from an amputation to begin a career in sitting volleyball? Well she’s got some amazing updates in her life and needs your help! Rather than me give you the 4-1-1, I figured I’d let Sydney tell you what’s going on…

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It’s not everyday that you meet women who change your life. I’m blessed to have had the opportunity to do just that. Sydney Satchell has gone from being a Division-I athlete to an amputee and an inspiration for so many in a relatively short amount of time. She has found the strength, courage and wisdom to turn her adversity into life lessons for so many. I’m honored to share this GladiatHer® Grads story with you. Continue reading

GladiatHer to Watch


It’s nice and cold in most parts of the country, so you know what that means, right? It’s hockey season! Today’s GladiatHer to Watch takes the sport to a new level.  Kelsey DiClaudio is a teen sled hockey phenom.  What’s sled hockey? It’s a modified form of hockey for people with disabilities that DiClaudio, an athlete with spina bifida, has conquered since she was eight years old.  By the time she was 14, DiClaudio was one of the star players of the nationally ranked, all-men’s Pittsburgh Mighty Penguins.  In addition to being a force to be reckoned with in men’s leagues, he’s now a member of the recently formed national women’s sled hockey team which hopes to soon make an appearance in the Paralympics.  DiClaudio’s passion and talent is propelling her to the forefront of a sport that’s sure to make an impact in women’s sports. 

Follow DiClaudio on twitter @kelseydiclaudio