Episode 167 - Marco Quintao & George Tonna from Heroes with Ability

April 18, 2020



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In this podcast
59:08 - Welcome George & Marco
59:45 - George Tonna and his background with his disability and sports
1:00:45 - Forming a Paralympic soccer team for Australia in the 2000 games
1:02:24 - Understanding what he goes through day to day with Cerebral Palsy
1:05:40 - Marco and his own story with his son Marco Junior
1:06:55 - When he found out his son had a disability
1:08:16 - His advice on handling the news that your child has a disability
1:10:01 - How Heroes with Ability started
1:15:00 - The community they have created and social inclusion
1:16:20 - The impact of Corona virus and the future plans
1:18:33 - The demographics of the participants
1:19:28 - Marco's Daughter Ciena
1:21:55 - The connection with their ambassador's Ryan Matterson & Billy Walters
1:23:31 - Shaun Spence
1:26:30 - How people can help out moving forward
1:30:15 - Closing words from the gents





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 Heroes with Ability was founded by George Tonna and Marco Quintao It was formed to inspire, teach, motivate, as well as incorporate all aspects of health & well being, social inclusion, and community awareness.. Heroes with Ability offer 10-week sports activity programs for people in Australia with physical &/or intellectual disabilities




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Episode 159: Craig Fitzgibbon | Episode 155: Petero Civoniceva

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