On January 16, 2015, Team Össur athlete April Holmes, received the prestigious 2015 Inspiration Award from the NCAA. Holmes, a former Norfolk State University track and field standout was involved in a tragic 2001 train accident that resulted in the amputation of her left leg. Since then she has gone on to compete in three Paralympic Games and won three Paralympic medals.
Holmes’ desire is to encourage young athletes to never let go of their goals or dreams. She says, "Regardless if someone else is being crowned as champion, everybody has an opportunity to win a gold medal in life. So just never stop believing you’re a champion. You’ll be successful at most things you set your mind to.”
Learn more about Holmes' story and the NCAA Inspiration Award: http://diverseeducation.com/article/68874/