I am a skier and live and breathe snow. I discovered snow sports at six, when the mother of my mums friend who also was born with Spina Bifida, like myself, encouraged me to try skiing. I was already involved in sport at school, especially cricket. I loved skiing straight away but at that age didn’t have the independence or skill to be very good. Three years later, I was introduced to snowboarding by a friend who was instructing at Cardrona and found the freedom, independence and (most of all) speed I was looking for. In the winter of 2004 – 05 I committed to skiing after years of snowboarding so I could compete in the Paralympics. From the Torino Paralympics I have been living back-to-back winters and racing on the World Cup circuit alongside the very best athletes in the world and meeting interesting and dedicated people from all over the world.