When Vasu was only nine months old, he was diagnosed with septicemia, resulting in the amputation of one of his legs. Since then, Vasu has not looked back; with the help of his parents, brother, and friends, Vasu has built up the confidence needed to face new challenges with grace, courage, strength, humor, and unwavering determination.
Talan Skeels-Piggins is an inspirational speaker who brings his own unique perspective to your organisation.
He has overcome the most extreme setbacks in his life to achieve a series of firsts and his drive, determination and sheer willpower come across in his motivational talks.
Ravi began mono-skiing with Oregon Adaptive Sports at Hoodoo Ski Area in January 2009. Ravi lost both of his legs above the knee in December 2004 and miraculously survived. He never looked back.
Adapted skier, paddler, water skier, former fashion model and television actress, Lifestyle Programming Director at Vets Help/Team Patriot and Unlimbited Adapted Sports trailer manager.
In March 2001 I had a snowboard accident and broke my back. Now I'm paralysed from the waist down. Before this time I've always been in-line skating, snowboarding, skateboarding, and wakeboarding. Because my passion to do these sports is so big I started looking for a way to do my sports in an alternative way.
Jon has been skiing since he was a child, and was re-introduced to the sport through the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, where he met Scott Olson who encouraged him to ski for the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park CO.
My name is John Supon, and I am seeking sponsorship to help pursue my goal of competing for the United States in the Paralympic Winter and summer games, in Rio De Jeneiro for 2016 and Korea for 2018.
Joel Berman lost his left leg above the knee in a Chicago, IL railroad accident in the summer of 1981. After three years of rehabilitation, Joel re-entered the workforce and began participating in adaptive sports & recreation.
Jérôme Elbrycht is a french T12 paraplegic since 1998. Before he was skateboading a lot since 1988 and snowboarding since 1991.
He's sitskiing since 1999 mostly in snowparks and powder days and he's also cable sitwakeboarding since 2008.
Craig is PSIA Level II Adaptive Certified ski instructor, as well as a published author, disability consultant, and motivational speaker. He was raised an outdoor enthusiast and adventurer in the Adirondack Mountains in Upstate NY and moved to Steamboat Springs in 1994, where a skiing accident left him paralyzed from the waist down just two years later.