I’ll Have Another Podcast Episode 69: Michelle Konkoly

I’ll Have Another Podcast Episode 69: Michelle Konkoly

What a privilege and honor to talk with this incredible young woman. Michelle is a 2x Paralympic Champion, a 2x World Record Holder and 4x medalist for Team USA in swimming. She is the proud mom to Ollie the Corgi and after pursuing some big dreams competing on a world stage professionally, she is headed back to her home state of Pennsylvania to begin Medical School.

In 2011, Michelle fell out of her dorm window on the 5th floor at Georgetown University and woke up in the trauma unit with a spinal cord injury. She was a competitive swimmer for Georgetown at the time and after 8 months of physical therapy and rehab she was back to school and also eventually back in the water with her team. She shares the whole story in detail, but she has permanent nerve damage which qualified her to try out for and compete in the Paralympics, classified as an S9 swimmer. She teaches us all about the lingo and how the Paralympics works in this interview- I learned so much! Though, she fell short of making the Paralympic team in 2012, she walked into 2016 seeded number one in her race, going on to not only win a Gold Medal, but also break World Records.

She is positive and resilient and that certainly stood out to me in this episode and I hope it rubs off on all of us just a little!

Enjoy my conversation with Michelle!

Show Notes:

Head Space

Rhonda Rousey Book

Stok Cold Brew Coffee

Modern Romance – Aziz Ansari

Master of None

Fav Non Profits: 

The Challenged Athletes Foundation

MAGEE Rehab

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Sally’s Baking Addiction

The Doggist

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Irsay Family YMCA 

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Get the kids ready for safety in the water this summer with the Y’s swim lessons. Keep them active, engaged and off the couch over summer break with programs like gymnastics, summer day camp, cooking camp, chess and basketball camps present by the Indiana Pacers and Eric Gordon!

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