Photos by Craig Schreiner
“It’s my goal every day to make another person happy or smile.”
“I have over 130 pairs of long socks. I’m wearing R2-D2 ones right now because I love Star Wars. I started wearing them in the hospital because my legs were so cold. I have a whole dresser full of long socks. Everything from Wonder Woman to bacon socks. Yeah, I have bacon socks. Grumpy cat socks, Christmas socks, Thanksgiving socks, Halloween socks, Valentine’s Day socks, angry bird socks with wings. YOLO (you only live once).”
“I was home schooled and I didn’t know a lot of people in a wheelchair. Realizing I’m not alone and there are other people like me was probably the hardest thing to get. It took awhile before I fully felt, ‘This is who I am and there are people like me.’ Not everything is about having the biggest, the best, the fanciest. Ultimately, it comes down to who puts in the work and who appreciates what they have and works with what they have.”
“My dream job would be an athletic trainer who trains Paralympic athletes so they can make the Paralympics and go get some gold medals. I’ve thought about all the people who have personally trained me and I think it would be cool to give back.”
Lindsey Zurbrugg is studying physical education (health and human performance) at UW-Whitewater, and is one of the veterans on the women’s wheelchair basketball team. The Warhawks will host their only home tournament of the season Nov. 16-17 in Kachel Fieldhouse. As a member of Team USA, Zurbrugg has competed internationally in Europe and South America.