I was flying home from Denver today and I came across this amazing story about Kwame “Snow Leopard” Nkrumah-Acheampong, the sole member of the Ghana Olympic Ski Team, in United’s Hemispheres Magazine. It reminded me of why the Olympics makes me giddy. I love the profiles on the athletes as much as watching them compete! I am always so inspired by the athletes personal stories of sacrifice and passion.
Ghana will always hold a special place in my heart after living there for four months. Kwame is selling “spots” on his ski suit for $8 to help sponsor Ghanian charities.
Kwame was quoted saying,”I admit that I am an underdog and a novelty. But I hope I’m more like the Jamaican bobsled team and less like Eddie the Eagle. If I can beat a path so that others can follow, I’ll be happy.”