Kevin Messner

Disability (if applicable): amputee

City, State, School: Phoenix, AZ, Pinnacle High School 

What are some successes you have had participating in your sport? Competed nationally in track events and ran several 5K/10K runs.  Did cross country and Track.  Also did basketball, flag football, and did a short Triathlon.  

Did you experience any challenges? It took me a while to get used to having a leg and walking on it.  Had to work hard to get to the top.

What first steps did you take to get involved in your sport? My first step was to first accept my disability and get comfortable with who you are. Then get involved in any sport you want or want to try.  Last is to work hard to achieve your goal

What advice would you give to anyone with a disability who wants to participate in sports?My advice to someone is, “Do you want to be happy and live a better life, then get out there and live your life no matter what others may think of you.”

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