Hometown hero Victoria Arlen was honored Wednesday morning by Gov. John Lynch and the Executive Council. She posted a photo of her Statehouse visit on her Facebook page.
Arlen lost the use of her legs after being afflicted with the spinal cord disease transverse myelitis. She swam to a first-place finish the 100-meter freestyle during the Paralympics, setting a world record in the process. She also won silver medals in the 50-meter freestyle, the 400-meter freestyle, and the 4 X 100-meter freestyle relay.