Tom Antolic was 25 years old when he sustained an injury to his T12 vertebra while snowboarding, resulting in paralysis in his lower body. Within six months of his injury, Tom was driving again and able to get back to work full time as an engineer.
Throughout the years, he has played wheelchair basketball and sled hockey and has tried water skiing. His favorite activities are handcycling, kayaking, and snow skiing.
“Handcycling has really opened doors for me, as I was not a competitive athlete before my injury,” Tom says. “Through this sport, I have found myself competing for top spots in marathons, including Pittsburgh, Detroit, and even Boston.”
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