Jason Di Biasi is a sledge hockey star
Published Wednesday, February 13, 2013 2:03PM EST
Jason Di Biasi has a very active family that loves hockey. His siblings are crazy for the sport and have played since they were little, but Jason has only been playing for the past two years.
Cerebral palsy has limited his ability to be active, but sledge hockey has become his ticket to the rink.
"I like sledge hockey very much. It's a fun and active sport," said Jason.
Jason's are grateful he can join them in their favourite sport.
"It's awesome that he's into sports now and other kids don't have the opportunity, it's amazing," said his brother Jon.
Dad Ross is an assistant coach for Jason's team, the Pirates des Montreal, and he feels finding activities for children with physical limitations is very important.
"Stop looking at yourself and going 'poor me, poor me.' It's not about you it's about the kid," said Ross.
Jason is glad to have his father helping out on the ice, and his other coaches say the physical activity has produced remarkable changes in Jason.
"He's changed quite a bit," said Michele Gardiner.
"Jason at the beginning wasn't necessarily that excited, maybe a bit lacking confidence, and now he thrives."
Jason wants to keep playing sledge hockey and hopes others with disabilities aren't afraid to push their limits.
"Don't be afraid to try it. Just go ahead and say 'I want to try it!'"
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