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River Falls School District P.E. teacher, Dana Zimmerman, participated in two Paralympics -- 1996 and 2000 -- and took home a silver medal in 2000. Submitted photos

Olympian motivating kids to overcome obstacles


Inspiring, determined, hard working -- all adjectives that can describe River Falls School District Physical Education teacher Dana Zimmerman. He teaches both P.E. and adaptive P.E. to first through 12th graders.

Using all the above adjectives Zimmerman, who was born with hemispherical Cerebral Palsy (CP), became a two-time Paralympian.

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Jillian Dexheimer
Jillian Dexheimer has been a copy editor and reporter for the River Falls Journal since 2011. She previously worked for the River Falls Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. Dexheimer holds a sociology degree from UW-River Falls.
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