An Olympic Athlete's Tale

A renewed purpose – “a new team”

By Felicia Voss-Shafiq
Sitting Volleyball Athlete, Team Canada

To anyone who sees me, I appear positive, happy, and well adapted, with an amazing pair of legs. And I have every reason to be – I am part of the Canadian sitting volleyball team that won bronze at the 2015 Parapan Am Games, and qualified a spot in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio. Today, I’m alive, I’m healthy and I have gorgeous carbon fiber and titanium legs….but that wasn’t always the case. 

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