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Minda Dentler    

Athlete & Inspirational Speaker; First Woman Handcyclist to Complete Kona Ironman

Minda Dentler’s life is one of inspiration, courage and determination. As an infant in India, Dentler contracted polio, resulting in the paralysis of her legs, and was left at an orphanage. Adopted at three by an American family, she underwent a series of surgeries that enabled her to walk with leg braces and crutches. Undeterred by her disability, Dentler became an independent woman with the intention and drive to face and overcome the many obstacles she has encountered throughout her life.

Dentler is an accomplished athlete and is committed to inspiring people to move beyond their fear of failure and achieve their goals. She has been featured on CNN and NBC. She has written for Huffington Post and TIME, advocating for the eradication of polio. Dentler is a 2017 New Voices Fellow with the Aspen Institute and works for a large global insurer.

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