After Heroin Addiction Cost Him His Legs, Matthew Brewer Finds Purpose Through Sports


Five years ago, the former snowboarder was found unconscious on his bathroom floor from an overdose. He’s now making the best of a new lease on life.

By Eric He

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LOS ANGELES — Matthew Brewer is running down the straightaway of the track at UCLA’s Drake Stadium. His arms are pumping, his legs flying down lane No. 5, as fast as his prosthetics will let him.

Brewer is competing in the 200-meter sprint at the Angel City Games, a four-day adaptive sports festival that took place recently, featuring more than 450 athletes. All of them have overcome adversity to get here. All of them know what their peers have gone through…click here to continue reading