Natick's Anjali Forber-Pratt, who has been paralyzed from her waist down since birth, is set to compete in the 2012 Paralympics in London this week.
Competing in the Paralympics is “a childhood dream come true. It was like, ‘Is this really happening?’ ” Forber-Pratt told boston.com in a phone interview. “I didn't know what to expect. I'm more relaxed now. There's less of the unknown.”
She will compete in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter wheelchair races, the boston.com article said.
But Forber-Pratt's achievements are not limited to athletics.
This year she received her PhD in human resources education from the University of Illinois and routinely delivers speeches aimed at inspiring those with disabilities.
“It's been a heck of a year,” said Forber-Pratt told boston.com. “I completed my PhD and here I am representing my country.”