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“Wizard of Paws” Saves More than 20,000 Pets with Prosthetics

Derrick Campana, an animal orthotist who is referred to rightly as the "Wizard of Paws," is on a mission to help as many animals as humanly possible, making their lives fuller and allowing them to romp and play despite...

Disabled Greek Woman Achieves Assisted Skydive

Having conquered Mount Olympus, a young disabled Greek woman made her dream of an assisted airplane skydive come true on Saturday. With the assistance of a skydive trainer, Eleftheria Tosiou finally conquered the sky. Along with her mother, aunt, some...

Greece Probes Acropolis Safety Concerns After Wheelchair Accident

The recent injury of a man in a wheelchair during his tour on the Acropolis has rekindled the debate on the safety and quality of construction that was undertaken on the monument in 2020. The implementation of concrete pathways had...

Loving Dad Carries Disabled Daughter on His Back in Samaria Gorge (photos)

A local man captured on camera the extraordinary story of a Greek American and his disabled daughter as they struggled to cross the imposing Samaria Gorge in Crete. Manolis Papadakis came across the two strangers, Manolis and Sophia, at the...

Greek PM Criticized While Announcing That 5% Public Sector Jobs to be Filled by Disabled

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Friday that 15 percent of jobs in the public sector will be filled by persons with disabilities. He made this statement attending a special event to honor the members of the Greek mission...

Eight Greek Swimmers Challenged by Difficult 45-km Sea Crossing

Smiles and enthusiasm define the eight young swimmers who are members of the group Pastra Cretonaxiosa. Their goal is to swim across the English channel on Monday, August 29. They will start their 45-km sea crossing from Dover and...

Estia Foundation Gets Australian Grant to Help Disabled

The New South Wales government has recently announced the funding of $1.16 million for the Estia Foundation in Gladesville which will go toward supporting housing for people with disabilities. An initiative of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, the Estia...

New Greek Scheme: Pay Pedophiles, Thieves, Arsonists, Masochists

GREEK BEAT Who says Socialism isn’t working in Greece just because the government has dismantled social welfare programs, cut worker’s pay by 30 percent, raised their taxes (making the poor pay while rich tax evaders don’t), has slashed pensions, is...