Hey Amarillo: Emmi Hilbish

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AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR) — Jason’s interview guest this week is Emmi Hilbish, an elite wheelchair athlete who grew up in Amarillo and attended River Road High School. Confined to a wheelchair at the age of 10, Emmi didn’t discover her athletic prowess until high school, when she received a sports wheelchair from the local nonprofit One Chair at a Time.

Emmi went on to get a full-ride scholarship from the University of Texas at Arlington, where her wheelchair basketball team won the national championship. She and Jason talk about her athletic career, her dreams of a vocation in prosthetics and orthotics, and the misconceptions people have about wheelchairs and personal freedom.

Jason Boyett, Hey Amarillo Podcast

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