The snowboarder from Maui: Evan Strong's story
by U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation
Paralympic gold medalist Evan Strong traveled an unconventional path to the snow.
While living in Hawaii, with its balmy temperatures and sunshine, he learned about snowboarding, a discovery that would change his life. Soon enough, at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, he led a Team USA podium sweep in snowboard-cross.
Watch the video above to hear Evan tell his story - and visit TeamUSAFund.org to help athletes like Evan realize their Olympic and Paralympic dreams.