Adaptive sports at Courage Kenny enhance life for family with 11 children

[WCCO-TV, December 07, 2018] They’ve got enough people in their family to field not just one starting lineup, but two. Ask Jack Binsfeld what it’s like being in a family with 11 children, and you’ll get the kind of response that would make even the most seasoned politician tip their cap: “It’s pretty interesting.”

At 12, Jack is the youngest in his family. His parents, Neal and Jeanne, adopted him from China when he was 5. He also has spina bifida, and paralysis in one of his legs. Of Neal and Jeanne’s 11 children, eight are adopted, all with disabilities.

Four of their children have played adaptive sports, three in basketball and one in track. Their family has been involved with Courage Kenny for more than 20 years. Their oldest, Sarah, competed in the Paralympics in London. Their daughter Sam now coaches.

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