"...looking forward. You can only connect them looking backwards."
I was riding my mountain bike when I broke my spinal cord. Sports have always represented a big part of my life, through good times and bad. Immediately after my injury I thought that if I couldn't get back on a bike, I would do anything to become a Paralympic athlete... I guess I have found the right sport!
During my rehab, I had the opportunity to try a lot of sports and, luckily, I discovered to have a hidden talent in archery. In just one year of training I achieved great and unexpected results that led me believe that I can do something greater, something big! In the words of Steve Jobs, "you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something, your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever."
Before my accident, I probably would have never shot an arrow. The next Paralympic Games is my first target.