Transcript for Video: Aerial Gilbert
Narrator: Aerial Gilbert is blind. She lives and works near San Francisco and is aided by her Guide Dog, Hedda. Aerial was a torchbearer for the 2002 Winter Olympics. That torchbearing experience was a great inspiration for Aerial going forward to the 2002 Adaptive World Rowing Championships in Seville and the following year's championships in Milan. Aerial is training for the Adaptive Rowing World Championships in Barcelona in August. Three times a week she works out with her personal trainer, Holly, at the gym.
Holly: It's not about what you can't do, it's really, clearly about what you can do, and Aerial embodies that.
Narrator: It's 6:30am. Four mornings a week you will find Aerial training under the shadow of Mt. Tamalpais, rowing in a quad on Corte Madera Creek, or on the San Francisco Bay with longtime rowing partner, Perry Heffelfinger.
Aerial: After this summer, when rowing gets sanctioned as an official sport in the paralympics in Beijing, I want to be in the first boat that represents the United States.
Perry: I learned early on training with Aerial, that she has no limits.