Once upon a time, I had a dream of being an Olympian. As a competitive able-bodied athlete, I held on to that dream for many years. However, as I grew older, I realized that my Olympic dreams were slipping out of reach. Then, unexpectedly, a car accident changed the course of my life. The accident took the life of my dearest friend and robbed me of my athleticism; or so I thought. With the help and support of my family, friends, doctors, therapists, prosthetists, coaches, teammates and sponsors I regained my competitive athletic lifestyle. What’s even more amazing, I began dreaming of the Paralympics.
I earned my place on the 2012 Paralympic Cycling Team and solidified my position by earning a silver medal in the C4 Women’s Individual 3k Pursuit.