BY: USA GAMES CORRESPONDENT, TYNAN GABLE
Howard Thurman once said, “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people that have come alive.”
Those words inspired Brandi Wasnock to nominate a Seattle-based company called BILLY Footwear (for which she is the Director of Public Relations) to be highlighted in the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games’ #ImAGameChanger campaign.
The shoe company was dreamt up by Billy Price and his partner, Darin Donaldson. Initially, the two men were attempting to address the unique challenges Billy has faced for most of his life. In 1996, during his transition between high school and college, Billy fell from a third-story window. This incident left him paralyzed from the chest down, and mandated over six months of rehabilitation that involved extensive mental and physical recovery.