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Filipino Canadian actor with disability talks representing PH in movies, sports
Filipino Canadian actor, Aristotle Domingo, starred in a romcom movie called Picture Perfect Romance that’s currently airing on Amazon Prime and other channels. This is Domingo’s first full length film, and he couldn’t be more excited to represent his Filipino heritage, the LGBTQIA+ community, and his lived experience as a person with disability.
Canada Summer Games 2022 Trials Recap
This year’s trials were specifically important because it is the first fully inclusive qualifier for the Canada Summer Games. Cruiser sports also dominated Men’s shot put with Aristotle Domingo and Ryan Bennett coming in 1st and 2nd place.
Episode 39: Aristotle Domingo on losing his legs to reclaim his life.
Aristotle desperately wanted his life to change from surviving to thriving and that’s when he decided to proceed with a below the knee amputation to his left leg. Aristotle immediately started to rediscover all the activities that brought him joy in his past which, for starters, meant simply standing or walking his dog without pain. Aristotle even registered for a 5K run while in the hospital, recovering from the surgery!
Cruisers Sports Athlete Spotlight on Aristotle Domingo.
Artistotle Domingo calls himself a multi-sport athlete, but that wasn’t always the case. As a kid growing up in Toronto, he was active and a naturally fast runner, but he never embraced one sport. His journey into athletics began in adulthood, with amputation of his left leg in 2017, followed by his right in 2019.
Aristotle shares his experience with the Scarborough Health Network Centenary Hospital in 2001 to his journey of becoming a double amputee to help bring awareness to the great work of doctors, nurses, and everyone at Centenary Hospital and the Scarborough Health Network Foundation, and the fundraising he is doing in support the frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic through Isolation Run.
Aristotle guests on University of Toronto's Institute of Medical Science's Raw Talk Podcast. In this episode, (S5:E82) Making Strides: Amputation and Prosthetics, Aristotle shared his amputation journey, from the difficult decision to have the surgery, to his ongoing work building and supporting the amputee community here in the GTA. Guests also included Dr. Amanda Mayo, a physiatrist with St. John's Rehab at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and Dr. Jan Andrysek, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at U of T and developer of the All-Terrain Knee.
National and Provincial Para Athletes demo para sport programs including sitting volleyball, wheelchair mobility and ramp boccia at the the Rotary Club of Whitby ParaSport Festival.
Aristotle spoke along Bernadette Therese Fernandez, Philippine Consulate General of Toronto Acting Head of Post, along with other guest speakers including Dr. Eileen De Villa, Chief Medical Officer for City of Toronto.
I'm Possible Campaign.
Aristotle shares his story to help bring awareness to the important work that the Sunnybrook Foundation does for patients.
Aristotle sits down with CTV's Your Morning host, Ben Mulroney to discuss Shaquem Griffin being drafted into the NFL and what it means for the amputee community.