Michelle Salt – Paralympic Snowboarder

Michelle Salt has always been a strong person but in June 2011, she faced her most challenging test of strength when she was in a life-threatening Motorcycle accident. Michelle broke numerous bones, spent seven days in intensive care, endured many surgeries, and ended up losing her right leg above the knee. Michelle knew she had some tough times ahead, but fearlessly took on her road to recovery which included learning to walk with a prosthetic leg.

Never one to back down from a challenge, Michelle wanted to do much more than recover from her accident, she is now a National team athlete for the Canada Snowboard para-team and made history as the first female Canadian Paralympic Snowboarder at the 2014 Winter Paralympics! Michelle’s story of strength and passion for her sport, even in the face of great adversity, is an inspiration to all of us.