July 4th weekend is a very special occasion for both America and myself as I gear up to compete in the Olympic Trials on July 2nd in Charlotte, NC. Once the race weekend concludes, the official roster will be annoucned of who will be chosen to represent the United States in Rio for the Paralympics in September!
In October of 2003, a black cloud seemed to hang over our family, which all culminated on a wet, fall day when I was hit and dragged by a pickup truck while riding a Big Wheel type toy at a friend’s birthday party. The medics who arrived on the scene were ready to pronounce me dead due to my horrendous injuries. The impact of the truck was directly to the back of my head; immediately I went into a coma.