Who better to speak at a Make-A-Wish fundraiser than Amy Van Dyken Rouen?

The six-time Olympic gold medalist is the emcee at the 2016 Sporting Affair Celebrity Waiter Dinner on Friday.

In 2014, Van Dyken Rouen was in a severe ATV accident that severed her spinal cord, leaving her paralyzed from the waist down.

She knows a thing or two about the strength it takes to persevere in the face of insurmountable odds.

And that's an incredible message for the kids at Make-A-Wish Colorado. Kids that are going through a tough and trying time in life.

Marlee and Stacie Winslow with Make-A-Wish both joined 9NEW Anchor Corey Rose on the 9NEWS Morning show to talk about the upcoming event and other celebrity athletes that will be there.

The event is Friday, March 4 at the Hyatt Regency at the Colorado Convention Center.

Tickets are still available. For more information or to purchase tickets go to: http://colorado.wish.org/.