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Jeff Jacobs: Chance Meeting Leads To Paralympics For Former Husky Steve Emt

Jeff Jacobs: Chance Meeting Leads To Paralympics For Former Husky Steve Emt

Steve Emt's journey to the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games began 22 winters ago when his pickup truck skidded off the highway and flipped at least five times.

Thrown out the back window, Emt was left paralyzed from the waist down. A varsity basketball player at Army who became a walk-on at UConn for Jim Calhoun during the years of the Marshalls and Kevin Ollie, Emt would not walk again.

Yet to leave his story out there near Exit 66 on I-84 in Vernon, to leave it in the early hours of March 24, 1995, is to leave out a story that makes the Paralympics compelling.

So we bring you to another of life's crossroads, an unlikely one in Falmouth, Mass. Five summers ago, Emt...

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