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Posted: 01-May-2013 by Maccabi NSW

Those regular readers of Maccabi News will be familiar with the inspiring journey of Adam Kellerman, one of the great athletes to emerge from our community - and proudly, a Maccabi boy from a Maccabi family.

Adam's story is worth listening to - inspiring and motivating. Indeed, he had the audience on it's feet after telling us about his journey overcoming hardship to re-build his life via wheelchair tennis. Adam now enjoys the opportunities he gets to speak publicly about his journey, where he encourages healthy living and the motto that his physical limitation "wouldn't stop me from anything I wanted to do".

It's an amazing journey for a guy who, after recovering from his illness "had no idea what I was going to do with my life", but went on to attend a Paralympic Games on the back of an exhausting preparation, but in the "prime condition" of his life.

But what now for Adam, after tasting the best of the best in London?

"The only logically step I could think of was to aim higher," he told the audience.

"I don't just want to compete at the Paralympics. I want to win gold.

"As of now, as well as my nutritional medicine degree, I'm training to win gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016."

Adam lives by Michael Phelps's dogma: "You can't put a limit on anything; the more you dream, the further you get".

"Limitations only exist in your mind," Adam added. "For all the aspiring athletes ... go for it."

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