Challenge: Congenital Bilateral Above Elbow Amputee

Sports: Soccer, Rifle, Power Training, Running and Surfing

Bio: Olivia grew up living an active lifestyle and was involved in various sports as a child. She excelled in soccer, a sport where she uses her muscle strength in her legs out on the field. She recently joined her high school rifle team, where she has certain adaptations to help her hold, aim and shoot the gun from a prone position. Liv was introduced to surfing last year and quickly fell in love with the sport. She currently is getting a custom made surfboard so that she can continue to build her skills in the water. Working out with a personal trainer and attending the gym weekly keeps Liv in the best shape so she can thrive in surfing, soccer and rifle.

Liv got to where she is today because of the encouragement and support from her loving family. She now considers CAF as a second family because of how they created an amazing opportunity for her in June of 2018 at their surf clinic. She fell in love with the sport even more when she returned home from California! She plans to continue surfing and wants to be able to join the USA National Adaptive Team. Because of being born with her limb difference, she doesn’t know any other way but to quickly adapt to her challenges. Having her limb difference does not hold Liv back from following her dreams!

 

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