At this point in my life…
At this point in my life disability does not equal disadvantage. Our bodies do not define our lives. What is in our hearts and minds conquers all. I believe when we accept our own differences, we are more open to being accepting of others. Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. I believe dreams come true. I never expected, after being paralyzed 20 years ago, I could have a deeper appreciation and fully-rich life experience. Because of my disability, I have developed an independent and courageous spirit. These traits led me to compete in the Paralympic Games. I don’t use the word confined in the same sentence as wheelchair. I may have differences in my abilities, but am still free to fly. At this point in my life, I believe anything is possible. Most of all, I'm proud to have become the ME, I was meant to be.