By Mike DeNardo

by Mike DeNardo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Among the racers in the wheelchair division of Sunday’s Broad Street Run will be an adopted brother-sister team.

Michelle and Dan Wheeler have different motivations for taking part.

“He enjoys being around people and he loves talking to everyone as he’s racing. I’m more the competitor,” said Michelle, who is one of the favorites to win the women’s wheelchair division.

The 29-year-old Mount Laurel resident — who suffered a spinal cord injury as a child — credits her adoptive parents, Joan and Bill Wheeler, for introducing her and her brother to adaptive sports…

“They always taught us to not feel sorry for yourself. Go out there and do it. Get it done. Don’t worry about what people say about you, just go have fun,” said Michelle.

She says they taught her there’s “no such thing as normal.”

Michelle and Dan are members of the MossRehab/Global Abilities wheelchair team.