Amputee skier Meghan Erickson – Disabled Sports USA

Amputee skier Meghan Erickson – Disabled Sports USA


I’m Meghan Erickson. I’m 15 years old. So I’m a sophomore at
Somerset High School. And I’m a right leg
above-the-knee amputee. Sports are a huge
part of my life. I honestly don’t know where
I’d be without sports. Skiing is my whole life. It’s the biggest, most important
thing to me, next my family. I would be nowhere without it. Because I’m missing my
right leg above-the-knee, I have three tracks. So one ski and outriggers. And this is probably
where I get my best training of the whole season. Living in Wisconsin,
there’s no mountains there. So coming out here
is great because I get to ski on the mountains,
and train hard, and meet so many nice people. And the coaches
here are amazing. It’s really fun
training with a team. Team is really important to me. And you have so many
bonds with your teammates. It’s like they get you, they’re
there for you, no matter what. And it’s really fun. They’ll like stay
together in the same house and stuff with all of them,
hang out and everything and it’s awesome. I like racing. I like the challenge, the
competition, the speed, just everything about racing. It’s something around me
the best I can be in it. Without Disabled
Sports USA, I don’t think I’d be where I am today. I wouldn’t be doing
anything– adaptive skiing. There’s programs back
home, like Courage Center is where I got my start. But I wouldn’t be out here
racing big races or anything like that.

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