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Endeavor Games: New lease on life for Oklahoma City fencer Susan Benson June 14, 2009

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Endeavor Games Wheelchair sport opens up a new world for Susan Benson

BY RYAN STEWART
Published: June 14, 2009

Susan Benson thought she was going to die.

She was run over by a car at a drive-in movie theater in Edmond. She was in shock, but she was aware of everything going on around her.
 
She couldn’t move. She felt helpless. She was 17 years old.

Benson lost the use her legs as a result of the accident, but now at age 52 she has become an accomplished paralympic athlete in the little-known sport of wheelchair fencing

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