Tyler Mosher, a walking paraplegic, is a 2010 Paralympian in para-Nordic skiing, a 2009 world champion in para-snowboard and 2014 Paralympic hopeful for para-snowboard.
After a spinal cord injury while snowboarding on Dec. 20, 2000 left him 40% paralyzed below the waist, Tyler learned to walk again over the next two years. Although not being able to walk in the snow of his hometown of Whistler, he began to cross country ski and participate in yoga as a form of rehabilitation to improve his quality of living through sports and healthy living. Around this time, Tyler also helped develop snowboarding for people with a disability both in Canada and around the world.
By 2005, Tyler was back on a snowboard, proving anything is possible if you are willing to try your best, ask for help when needed and keep a positive outlook on life.
In 2007, para-snowboard became a national team sport and Tyler has won a world championship, many World Cups, national titles and participated in the first X Games Snowboard Cross for standing athletes.
He now looks forward to having the chance to win the first ever Paralympic gold medal awarded in para-snowboard in Sochi, Russia on March 14, 2014. You can read more on his website www.tylermosher.com and follow him at www.facebook.com/tylermosherca