Are you ready for summer fun? Vol State student James Ross is. He loves sports. He plays tennis, softball, and likes to go wake boarding and just got back from a national basketball tournament. He is hoping to get into track and field next year. Not only is Ross a student, but he drives to work at a full time job in Nashville five days a week. You might ask, what’s so unusual about that?
He was born with a physical disability and has used a wheelchair since he was a child.
“I first started playing basketball when I was 8 years old,” said Ross. “There was this athlete that came to a camp for kids with disabilities, and he started a basketball team. So, I played all the way through school, but after high school I quit for a several years. That was a big mistake, ‘cause I lost a lot of my talent. I am trying to get it back and I am playing with the adult team in Nashville.”