Disability: Physical Impairment – Left leg above
knee limb loss – Acquired through cancer
Day 1: Australia vs Netherlands
Day 2: Australia vs Turkey
Day 3: Australia vs Canada
Day 4: Australia vs Spain
Day 5: Australia vs Japan
Day 7: Men’s Quarter-Finals
Day 8: Men’s Semi-Finals
Day 10: Men’s Finals
In 2005 Adam fell down a flight of stairs,
whilst at school, and broke his leg. This occurrence is how doctors identified
the presence of a cancerous tumour in his left femur. Three months following
the discovery Deans’ leg was amputated above the knee.
His interest in wheelchair basketball became apparent
in 2009 when Adam accompanied Brant Garvey to his wheelchair basketball training.
The same year he began playing, Deans debuted
for the Perth Wheelcats whilst also being selected to represent Australia at
the IWBF Under-23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Paris.
Again in 2009, he was awarded the Wheelchair
Sports WA Rookie of the Year.
Adam is a regular motivational speaker and life
coach whilst his passion for learning has seen him follow a degree in sports
science with post grad studies in education.
He is also an ambassador for Sock it to Sarcoma
charity and is passionate about raising awareness and funds for Sarcoma
Website - http://www.adamdeans.com
Twitter - @adam_deans
Instagram - @adam_deans