Local woman to take Empire State Building climb-up one step at a time

SAN DIEGO -- A 35-year-old Pacific Beach resident's life was changed 13 years ago after she was hit by a car going 72 miles an hour.

She went from being a normal 22-year-old to being internally decapitated, shattering one leg and losing the other.

Today, she is an active member of the Challenged Athletes Foundation running the NYC Marathon and climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Whitney. Now she’s taking on a new challenge in NYC: the Empire State Building climb-up!