Amberley Snyder, a paralyzed barrel racer, is my hero. She is my hero because if she can be a paralyzed barrel racer, and not really be afraid then I can do it too without being paralyzed. Amberley was in a car accident when she was on her way home, driving through Wyoming from her home state of Utah on her way to the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver when she glanced down to check her map. She had just stopped at a gas station and had forgotten to re-buckle her seatbelt. As she looked up, she realized she had faded over a lane and was heading towards a metal beam on the side of the road she tried to correct her truck, but she slid off the road, and her truck turned completely sideways. Amberley was ejected and hit a fence post on the side of the freeway. She knew she must have broken her back because she didn't have any feeling in her legs.
Being in a car accident didn't stop her from following her dreams, and still riding her horse, in rodeos. Amberley is an outgoing person she always tries her best even she thinks she can't do it. Even if she doesn't run the fastest time, win or place at all in a rodeo she doesn't get mad or angry, she will just go with it, as long as she thinks she did great. Amberley is a very gracious person she always has great sportsmanship when she runs at rodeos, and when someone is done running, or if they place she will tell them they did a great job and congratulations. Amberley is also hard-working, when she's not going to rodeos she's at home riding her horse to improve for the next rodeo. Amberley is trust worthy because if the announcers announce she gets first when she goes up to get her check she will check the placings sheet just to make sure. If she doesn't actually get first she will let the announcers know they got mixed up that she actually got a different place.
Amberley is my hero because she works hard at everything she does to accomplish her goals. Also she tries her best on everything she will never give up until all her goals are accomplished. Amberley never gives up she always thrives for what she wants to accomplish in her life. Amberley is a great role model because even with her being paralyzed she never gives up on anything. That makes me think well if Amberley doesn't give up, and my life is way easier than Amberley's