It was a great coincidence, and many of the people I met that day became great friends. The best disabled skiers in the world that gave me something to aspire to. I was honored to ski next to them.
"Sarah Will" is a paralympic skier who spent 11 years on the U.S. Disabled Ski Team. During this time, she earned a record 13 medals while competing in four Winter Paralympic Games between 1992 to 2002. Will serves as a ski instructor and is otherwise active in the Vail community.
She was named to the United States Olympic Hall of Fame in July 2009 and is a nominee for the National Ski Hall of Fame/U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame.More Sarah Will on Wikipedia.
Some of these guys had never skied before, and all of a sudden they've got the wind in their hair and they're taking some falls and getting back up and really enjoying themselves in the outdoors with their families to support them.
I had a ski coach and he always said: you know, if you're going to go for it, go all the way...but you can't come up short on these things, it's gonna hurt.
I'll never fully accept my disability. I live with a disability; that's all you can do. There are people who will be around you to help you, but you have to help yourself. We all have to overcome adversity.