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Ashland resident to represent Team USA in Parapan American Games

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Ashland resident to represent Team USA in Parapan American Games

Ashland resident to represent Team USA in Parapan American Games

Wendy Werthaiser will represent the United States in Lima, Peru for the 6th Parapan American Games.

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Ashland resident to represent Team USA in Parapan American Games

Year away from arriving in wendy werthaiser says, "when i found out it was about six o'clock in the morning, so everyone was still asleep.

So i was just jumping around by myself trying to think 'ok who do i call?

Who do i wake up?

Who can i tell?'

And so the first person i told was actually my youngest son because he was with me a big hug, gave me high five and then rolled over and went back to sleep."

She's one step closer to achieving her olympic dreams. wendy will get to check one thing off her list: wearing a team u-s-a uniform.

Werthaiser says, "i have no idea what's that going to feel like.

I know just the feeling of wearing the same racing kits as my pilot, that feels so cohesive and team spirited and the idea of wearing the going to be pretty incredible."

She's been legally blind for over 15 years, but now on team u-s-a, she considers herself one thing... werthaiser says, "i feel very, very lucky.

Here i am as an adult, i'm 50 years old, i'm a teacher, i'm raising my kids and the idea that i get to embark on this adventure, fulfilling this dream is just incredible."

We wish wendy the best of luck in peru and we'll be sure to watch.




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