SCI Superstar: Sonja Gaudet

Considered one of Canada’s super athletes and a world champion in the sport of curling, Sonja Gaudet may be one of the most competitive people in a wheelchair you’ll ever meet. A wife, a mother and a Paralympic gold medalist, her injury has only fueled her desire to be active.

But she wasn’t this way right away. After meeting with Rick Hansen, another SCI superstar we’ve profiled who hails from Canada, she was able to fully understand what it meant to still be able to do everything she used to, but just a little bit differently. And that was when this born and bred athlete was ready to take on adaptive sports.

Read on for the awesome story of reclaiming oneself in the eyes of Sonja Gaudet. Read this entry

Meet zen-filled paraplegic Josh Dueck, landed the first back flip in a sit-ski

An aspiring Olympic skier from Canada injured in ’04 when he became a ski coach (to save up money to train himself), Josh has become one of the most amazing sit-skiiers in the world, landing the world’s first back flip in a sit-ski this past February (and getting on Ellen).

A yoga guru and one cool dude, he’s also been nominated for National Geographic’s 2012 Adventurer of the Year Award. Read this entry