There’s very little that this woman doesn’t do. She is a former Los Angeles Police Department officer who is paralyzed but has just completed Race Across America, the longest transcontinental bike race in the United States, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.
Paralyzed LAPD officer completes 3,000 mile race from Oceanside to Annapolis.
As was first reported by Paralysis Accident Lawyers, the woman, 37, is a paraplegic ex-LAPD officer who was paralyzed from the chest down during a shoot out in 2006. Despite the odds, she has been training in a number of sports and has dedicated her life to not being reduced to the limitations of her paralysis.
On June 21, 2010 the woman finished what is considered to be one of the hardest and most endurance testing races in the world: Race Across America. As captain of her bicycle relay team, she used a hand-propelled bicycle to travel from Oceanside to Annapolis, a trek that is 30 percent longer than the Tour de France. Each day, cyclists cover close to 500 miles, eventually passing through 14 states.
“I was riding to show anything is possible with hard work and dedication,” she said, who, along with her husband and current LAPD officer were asked to join the team of endurance cyclists.
Our firm congratulates the woman, her husband, and their team on this amazing accomplishment. We look forward to seeing what other goals she can achieve while overcoming the challenges of living with paralysis.
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