Andrew Genge

Para-Snowboard National Team member Andrew Genge is from Oshawa, Ontario  — and he has been on the hill ever since age 2. At age 15, he had a traumatic stroke while playing rugby for his high school team. He was tackled and fractured every bone in his face, including three fractures on both sides of his jaw. The fractured jawbone sheered his carotid artery causing him to have a stroke hours after the collision occurred. After 5 months of intense rehab (working with CPSR researchers), he jumped back on his snowboard, and decided to begin competing. His eyes are set on the 2018 Paralympics in PyeongChang.