Posted by Danny Henderson on May 14, 2013
We’re honored to have with us as our speaker today Special Olympics Gold Medalist Emily Stephen of Saratoga Springs. 

Emily was among 213 Special Olympians on Team USA who competed against athletes from 110 countries at the Special Olympics Winter Games in South Korea this year.   Emily made her winning run in 47.15 seconds, beating her qualifying time of 52.07 seconds.

During her training, Emily skied regularly at West Mountain in Glens Falls, but also trained for the Special Olympics in Lake Placid. She also worked out three days a week with a personal trainer at Saratoga Health and Wellness to improve her strength and fitness.

She lives with her mom Kate Stephen and attends a day program in Washington County and does volunteer work. Her goal is to find employment and to live independently.