Students, community welcome home Augusta paralympian

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) A big welcome home for a paralympian.

Several school children and other members of the community welcomed Liz Willis home.

She competed in the 100 m, 200 m and 400 meter races in Rio.

Willis, who is from Augusta, had her leg amputated shortly after delivering her son via emergency c-section because of Crohn's disease.

She says the 400 meter race was her strongest. She finished 6th.

Willis says it has taken a village to get her to this point.

"It takes my coach, husband, son who spent countless hours at the track playing Lincoln logs," said Willis. "It takes the community and support, that's what gets me going and keeps me going. Knowing I'm out there doing this for them. I'm motivating other people to achieve their dreams they thought were impossible."

Willis says she doesn't want to make an announcement quite yet but she is looking to Tokyo in 2020.