Although a freak accident cost Ravi Drugan both his legs when he was just 14, it has not stopped the Oregon native from living life to the fullest. Thanks to some help from the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), Drugan has taken to mono-skiing and now competes in the X Games, ABC affiliate KATU reports.
The circumstances surrounding Drugan's injury continue to baffle him and his family. In 2004 he was hit by a train, which severed both his legs. Drugan says he doesn't remember anything before the accident and he does not know how he got there. Before the accident he was an avid skateboarder, and mono-skiing has helped fill the void.
“I never really imagined myself being an X Games athlete but it’s definitely something that’s a blast,” Drugan told the news channel. “It’s a really good feeling to show people what can be possible out there and you shouldn’t limit yourself to anything.”
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