High Fives to Andrew Kurka on Nine Strong Years!
In 2005 at the age of 13 Andrew suffered at spinal cord injury at the T10 level. Two years later, at age of 15, with the help of Challenge Alaska and his Physical Therapist he was able to adaptive ski. Andrew was an avid wrestler and competitor before his injury, with dreams to make it big in the Olympic Circuit, and now with the help of the High Fives Foundation, and US Paralympics he’s able to continue chasing his dream on the snow.
Monday (June 7, 2014) marks the anniversary of Andrews accident, and it is incredible what he has accomplished in just nine short years. Andrew is a paralympic skier, a successful radio personality and an inspiration to so many that he has spoken to in school systems, clubs and arenas nationwide.
Andrew’s words on his progress in the last nine years since his injury, “The last 9 years have been nothing less than amazing. Being injured has changed me more for the positive than I could ever imagine. Giving me a different outlook on my life, and how I have the ability to impact others. Going from a wheelchair to leg braces, then a hometown mtn to world conpetition. has helped me realize its possible for anyone. I’m just hopeful to keep the positive momentum moving forward as much as I can along the way!”
Learn more about Andrew via his Winter Empowerment page.