Meet Paralympian Steve Serio at Abilities Expo Dallas

By Scott Nunez, Toyota Mobility

Aproud partner of Team USA Paralympic Athletes, Toyota Mobility is thrilled to host Steve Serio in our Abilities Expo Dallas booth from 1-4 pm on Friday, December 3rd! Come and meet the man who led the US basketball team to win back-to-back Paralympic gold medals.

Steve Serio with Toyota Mobility

Steve Serio's Climb to Paralympic Glory

At the tender age of just 11-months old, the son of Ed and Hilary Serio needed surgery to remove a spinal tumor. That procedure resulted in the compression of Steve's spinal cord, which caused paralysis and his subsequent classification as an incomplete paraplegic.

His first taste of wheelchair basketball came in high school on the only competitive junior wheelchair basketball team in the state of New York, the Long Island Lightning. He was already a natural, making a name for himself in both national and international competitions. During college at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Steve was 2nd Team All American, led the Fighting Illini to a national championship and made his Paralympic debut in Bejing in 2008.

After Steve graduated in 2010 with a degree in Exercise Physiology, he began playing professionally in Germany for RSV Lahn-Dill and took another run at the Paralympics in London, winning the bronze medal. His first gold came in the 2016 Games in Rio.

Then, at 33 years old, the talented Team Toyota athlete won his third Paralympic medal in Tokyo, winning the gold medal in men's wheelchair basketball as part of Team USA at the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 on Sunday, September 5, 2021.

Competition Highlights

  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016, gold
  • Paralympic Games London 2012, bronze
  • Paralympic Games Beijing 2008, 4th
  • Four-time World Championship medalist, silver (2006, 2014, 2018), bronze (2010)

Toyota Mobility to Feature Steve Serio

Fresh from his back-to-back gold medal win, Steve Serio will join our Toyota team in Dallas to meet and greet Abilities Expo attendees on Friday, December 3rd from 1-4 pm.

Expo-goers will also get the chance to check out the new Wheelchair Accessible Toyota Sienna Hybrid!

Paralympic Medalist Steve Serio

Worth noting is that Toyota Mobility provides a cash reimbursement of up to $1,000 to customers who lease or purchase a new Toyota vehicle then install approved mobility equipment. Stop by our booth for reimbursement details and to see the latest from Toyota, including wheelchair accessible conversions from approved Toyota partners. For these and other solutions find us online today at Mobility for All!

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