It has been amazing to me how one gold medal brings so much happiness to people who are given the opportunity to hold or wear it. That is the one thing I think has been really important…to share it around. Even more important to me is interacting with children at the local schools I have gone to. They are amazing with the intelligent questions they ask and the way their faces light up when they get to hold the medal is priceless. They are our future and if I can make one child believe in themselves and chase their dream then I have really accomplished something!
These London Paralympic Games have been a major turning point I believe for those in our community who may live with a disability. The athletes who have competed have shown the world that they are ‘able’ and much more ‘able’ than most people. I just really hope that we can carry this ideal through to everyday normal life especially in the workforce. However time will tell if this can be accomplished."