Nick Springer is a rugby player, aka Murderball. Nick contracted a bacterial infection at age 14 during summer camp. After he awoke from a medically induced coma, he found that both his arms and legs had been amputated; his legs from the knees down and his arms at mid-forearm. Not only is Nick a Beijing and London medalist, he is currently a spokesperson for the National Meningitis Association and a consultant for Novartis.
Emma Preuschl is a rower. Emma was born with Erbs Palsy of the brachial plexus - a nerve injury - but it hasn't slowed her down one bit. She was recruited for the US National Paralympic team in her final year at Purdue University. Emma is a registered dietitian at GE Aviation.
Aligned with our Olympic theme, our emcee is WTHR-TV Eyewitness News Anchor and Health Beat Reporter Anne Marie Tiernon, who participated in the London Olympics coverage through NBC.