November 9, 1986 |
Justin Ross Yoder (born November 9, 1986) was the first child with a disability to drive a soapbox in the All American Soapbox Derby. In 1996, he challenged the regulations to allow children with disabilities to use a hand brake instead of the required foot one. Thanks to him, regulations were changed. The hand brake is now called the Justin Brake in his honor.
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- "Three Disney Channel Shows Receive Nominations for 2001 Humanitas Prize". Business Wire. 2001-06-15.
- Roll It: GC Alums strike success in soap box racing and celluloid, Goshen College Bulletin, September 2000.
- Schmucker, Jane (2004-06-08). "Goshen to the ocean: Disabled bicyclist rolling to the Atlantic". Toledo Blade. Retrieved 2007-04-26.
- Justin Yoder ('05): "Frosh surprised by caring classmates", Bethany Christian School Bulletin, pp. 6–7, Summer 2002 edition. (Retrieved April 26, 2007)
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