Nick Bassett from Boone Iowa was born with a spinal tumor, and scoliosis was diagnosed when he was an infant. In high school, the condition worsened and he was confined to a wheelchair. Bassett joined wheelchair track and field, and a world was opened up to him.
"It felt like freedom. I've been bound to my disability for a lot of my life...when I got out there on the track and was able to compete against other athletes, it was the greatest feeling in the world."