alpine skiing http://aspenpublicradio.org en Born Missing a Femur, Athlete Aims to Medal in Sochi http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/born-missing-femur-athlete-aims-medal-sochi <p></p><p>Alpine skier <a href="http://www.teamusa.org/Athletes/SC/Melanie-Schwartz">Melanie Schwartz</a> will race for Team USA at the Paralympics but, she’ll do it on just one leg. The part-time Aspen resident was born without a femur, but started skiing at a young age. This will be her second Paralympics, but her first competing for the United States. In 2010 she raced for Canada. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen has more.</p><p></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 15280 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Born Missing a Femur, Athlete Aims to Medal in Sochi