Friday, March 12, 2010

Star Athlete Ricci Kilgore-Ailes

Meet Ricci Kilgore-Ailes. Ricci has had a dream since she was 8 to be an Olympian. She lettered in 5 sports in high school, and qualified for Olympic trials her freshman year of college for pole-vaulting. She was almost there. Then in March of 2000, 3 months before trials, she was in a horrific car accident where she was ejected from the car 60 feet into oncoming traffic. This tragedy left her paralyzed from the waist down. One would think her dreams were over. In December of 2000 , Ricci took up mono-skiing. Flash forward to 2010 . Tonight Ricci will participate in the opening ceremonies for the 2010 Paralympics. Keep dreaming Ricci...

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