Get ready to be inspired by the incredible story of Oksana Masters, the U.S.’s most decorated winter Paralympic athlete. From a Ukrainian orphanage to the podium, Oksana had to overcome immense adversity, including being disfigured from in-utero radiation exposure in the fallout from Chernobyl and enduring horrific conditions in an orphanage. But with fierce determination and the love of her adoptive mother, Oksana not only persevered but became an Olympian.
Listeners will be motivated by Oksana’s story of winning gold in the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games after a nearly career-ending injury. Despite a doctor telling her that racing on her elbow would mean she would never be able to use it again, Oksana competed through unbelievable pain to win her first gold medal, which she gifted to her mother. Through Oksana’s story, listeners will learn that anything is possible with hard work, determination, and perseverance. This episode will inspire you to overcome your limitations and pursue your dreams, no matter your obstacles.
Check out Oksana’s book: The Hard Parts: A Memoir of Courage and Triumph