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Wetmore welcomes paralympian gold medal winner

Rico Roman with family.

Rico Roman takes a photo with his family during his presentation at Wetmore.

Rico Roman, a forward for the U.S Paralympic Sled Hockey Team, visited Wetmore Elementary School third, fourth, and fifth grade students on May 8.

Students were glued to Roman's every word as he shared his story of how he lost his leg during a tour of duty serving in the U.S. Army and his journey to becoming a part of the U.S. Team that brought home a gold medal from the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Roman also discussed the importance of teamwork, overcoming adversity, and remaing "coachable" through difficult times.

Posted on May 13, 2014