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Heather Erickson    

Outside Hitter on the US Paralympic Sitting Volleyball Team, Two time Silver Medalist

Erickson was born in Eureka, California with a bone that prevented her leg to be fully developed. In 2002, after 18 failed surgeries her parents decided to have her right leg removed. She received a prosthetic leg a month later. In 2011 she graduated from Jack Britt High School in Fayetteville.

She started competing for Paralympic Games in 2007 where she won a silver medal for her participation at Sitting Volleyball Invitational. In 2008 she participated at World Organization Volleyball for Disabled where she won bronze medal and the same year got another silver one for her participation at 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China. In 2010, Erickson won gold medal at Parapan American Championship which was held in Colorado and the same year got another gold and silver ones for a WOVD Championship and World Cup. In 2011 and 2012 respectively she won three gold medals at ECVD Continental Cup, Parapan American Zonal Championship, and Volleyball Masters. She also got 4th silver medal for her participation at 2012 Paralympic Games in London.

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