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Jessica Rogers

Athlete

Jessica Rogers Jessica Rogers is an accomplished athlete participating in Wheelchair basketball, wheelchair racing and numerous swimming events. She is also the founder of the Caudal Regression Syndrome Association, or iSACRA, an organization for information sharing, support, and networking. In July 2005, Rogers made national headlines while attending the National Junior Disability Championships (NJDC) in Tampa, Florida. She was there to participate in the 25-meter breast stroke event. Rogers and her family took a side trip to Busch Gardens. While at the park Rogers was denied access to three Busch Gardens rides, including the 6-inch-deep kiddy water rapids. Ride attendants at Busch Gardens called their managers and turned her away, not wanting to be responsible if she were hurt. When Rogers returned to the NJDC games the next day, her wheelchair carried a sign asking fellow athletes to boycott Busch Gardens because of this incident. After going to the news media about the Busch Gardens incident, Busch Gardens later on allowed Jessica on some of the park's rides. Documentaries and other television appearances include: Jessica Rogers is the founding member of The Caudal Regression Syndrome (CRS)  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1997
Place of birth
São Carlos

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