Dearborn Public Library to Welcome U.S. Paralympic Athlete Cheryl Angelelli-Kornoelje – Press and Guide
The Dearborn Public Library will host a summer reading capstone program titled “Anything Is Possible: Para Athlete Series” on Saturday, August 13 at 11:30 a.m. in the Henry Ford Centennial Library Auditorium.
Para swimmer Cheryl Angelelli-Kornoelje will share her story of how she overcame a broken neck injury suffered as a teenager and became a Paralympic medalist. Next, there will be a special recreation opportunity (weather permitting) on the west side of the building which will include an obstacle course and lawn games provided by Special Olympics of Michigan.
Angeleilli-Kornoelje was inducted into the Michigan Disabled Athlete Hall of Fame in 2000, and she was named the Hall of Fame’s Female Amateur Athlete of the Year in 2000 and 2003. Additionally, she was named an Amateur Athlete woman of the year. for Michigan State in 2000.
In 2008, Angeleilli-Kornoelje won a silver medal in two different events at the Paralympic Games in Beijing. Four years earlier, at the Paralympic Games in Athens, she had won two bronze medals. At the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships in the Netherlands, she won one gold and two silvers.
Angeleilli-Kornoelje is a graduate of Oakland University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in communications.
Her life is the subject of a documentary called “Untold Dreams” and she served as a co-producer on the film.
The Henry Ford Centennial Library is located at 16301 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn and no registration is necessary. For questions, please visit dearbornlibrary.org or call (313) 943-2330.