Sun Valley Native Muffy Davis To Travel to Sochi


By KMVT News

Sun Valley, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV )

Idaho native Muffy Davis was 16 when a devastating ski racing accident left her paralyzed.

Davis relearned how to ski, and carried on participating in the sports she loved...
A love that, despite her own devastating accident, she shares with her five year old daughter Elle.

Says Davis, "I love skiing, it's a great sport. I would never deny it from her. You take precautions when you can you do the rest on faith."

Winning a gold medal is every Olympian's dream, and Muffy has won three. But her favorite piece of hardware may surprise you.

Explains Davis, "Every one is special but for me this is the bronze I won at my first paralympic games and I was named to the team 9 years to the day of my accident. For me, that's just the epitome of all the challenges and finding a way."

On March 3rd, Davis will journey to Sochi to be an ambassador with the International Paralympic Committee to observe the paralympic games.

Davis says, "It's really rewarding to be on the other side and cheer on the athletes. I've been really blessed so I feel my role is to educate and break barriers. I'll have a different life, but different isn't less."

Five year old daughter Elle proudly notes, "She’s won three gold medals.. She could have just one but instead she got three. Everyone thinks they're so heavy except for me."

Davis adds, "There's nothing like being a part of the Olympic games, representing America and sharing our pride for being a part of the games."

Next up, Davis will star in a reality show, which aims to show the reality of being one of 54 million Americans living with a disability.

During her trip to Sochi she will be active on social media and encourages fans to interact with her on twitter @muffydavis or on facebook.

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