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From Paraplegic To Paralympian. A Comeback Story of Hope featuring Kevin Rempel

Kevin Rempel is a 2013 World Champion and 2014 Sochi Paralympic bronze medalist in sledge hockey who has an incredible story of overcoming a tremendous amount of adversity.

Paralyzed after a motocross crash in 2006, Kevin had to face unsurmountable odds while learning to walk again at the age of 23. Adding to this, Kevin had to deal with his father, Gerry, who also was living in a wheelchair. While deer hunting, Gerry fell from a tree leaving him a complete paraplegic one year from retirement. Unfortunately Gerry couldn’t deal with living with his circumstances and took his own life in July 2007.

That following year, “Remps” as he likes to be called by his friends, found sledge hockey and set his sights on making Team Canada and playing in the Paralympics. Since then he has travelled the world, inspired thousands of people, and has published his autobiography titled “Still Standing – When You Have Every Reason To Give Up, Keep Going”

Kevin’s story has been featured around the world on TSN, BBC Sport, CBC and CTV. To this day Kevin still loves to ride his motorcycle and is focused on helping grow the sport of sledge hockey through his newest venture, the Sledge Hockey Experience.

 

Find out more about Kevin Here:

http://kevinrempel.com

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Matt Korthuis

Matt Korthuis

Is a ‘Skate Canada Trained Skills and Development Coach’ and 10 Year Former Pro. HPT is the Hockey Training Authority with video training, mini-camps and 1-on-1 training to make you a better a hockey player. Connect on Facebook or Instagram to stay up on the latest!

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