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The Paralympics

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

My senior year of college in 2009, my sister Megan was in a motorcycle accident. She was in the hospital for 5 weeks, and in ICU for the majority of that time. She ended up getting her leg amputated above the knee. A couple of months later, after healing up, she started walking again with a prosthetic. Six months after that, she was snowboarding in Utah. A year later, she moved to Utah to pursue snowboarding and joined the US adaptive snowboarding team. She definitely didn't let her accident slow her down!
This year was the first year that border cross (the type of snowboarding she does) was in the paralympics, and Megan was selected to go!

The Olympics Committee made the announcement in February, and off she went to Sochi, Russia in March!

Megan's teammate, Amy Purdy (she's in the top left photo), was on the last season of Dancing with the Stars.

Upon returning to the States, all the Olympians were invited to the White House to meet the President. Just last week, Megan received her official White House photos. She said that President Obama was taller than she expected.

Megan is second from the right.

I'm so proud of my sister and all she has accomplished!

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14 Responses to “The Paralympics”

  1. Wow! That's great. Such an inspiration xo

  2. This is amazing! Truly inspirational.

  3. Your sister's story is incredible!

  4. Thank you! I think she's a pretty incredible person!

  5. I'm glad she's been able to take a sad situation and turn it into something inspirational to others!

  6. Thank you Kasi! She's been able to speak to a few other amputees and provide hope and inspiration to others.

  7. How amazing is this?! What a great story of redemption!

  8. That is amazing! It is true that sheer willpower can help you overcome a lot of obstacles.

  9. Aww that is beautiful! I can't believe that she was on the Paralympic team...that is amazing. Congratulations to her!

  10. Oh my gosh!! Your sister is amazing! This is truly a story of achievement and showing that you can do anything if you're committed and dedicated. You must be so proud of her! Congrats to your sister!

  11. Sarah, this is so true! She had a very active life before her accident and she wasn't going let her accident slow her down or change her lifestyle.

  12. Thanks Kristyn! She's worked so hard and I'm so proud of her!


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