During my work shift on this day I had the honor of meeting Ralph Green, who took the time to pose with some kids from across the U.S. who were invited to Vancouver in hopes of inspiring them to become future Paralympic athletes.
Ralph Green is the first African-American man to make the U.S. Paralympics Alpine Skiing National Team. He was gunned down at 16 while he and a friend walked along a street in Brooklyn. His left leg was amputated at the hip. He was introduced a year later to skiing and tackles the challenges of becoming a top skier with great passion.
In the spectator stands on this day were a sold-out crowd of 3,000!