“WHEN I’M ON MY BOARD YOU CAN’T TELL I’M MISSING A LEG, I’M ‘NORMAL.’ NO QUESTIONS ASKED. . . SNOWBOARDING IS MY ESCAPE.” —BRENNA HUCKABY
As a child, Brenna Huckaby did gymnastics all day, every day. In her (very limited) spare time, she could be found playing in the woods, trying to climb the tallest trees alongside her older brothers. But faced with Osteosarcoma (a cancerous bone tumor) at age fourteen, Brenna’s only chance for survival was chemotherapy…and an above-the-knee leg amputation. She returned to gymnastics after recovering, but with a prosthetic limb, had to start at the very beginning, rather than where she left off. “It was a tough pill to swallow so I switched gears into snowboarding, my new passion.”
Brenna learned to snowboard on a trip to Park City with the National Ability Center and MD Anderson, and experienced a freedom that she fell in love with…READ MORE.