6 Powerful Photos of Paralympic Athlete Brenna Huckaby in Aruba
In 2018, snowboarder Brenna Huckaby became the first Paralympic athlete to be featured in the SI Swimsuit Issue. The three-time Paralympic gold medalist was photographed by James Macari in Aruba.
“I never even thought about a woman with an amputation or whatever the case may be … in Sports Illustrated,” the mom of two said at the time. “I’m overwhelmed with such positive emotion because I knew this day would come, but I didn’t think that I would be the one to make this day happen. It’s made me more confident in myself and in any woman or any body with a disability and what they are facing. It’s made me more motivated to help and inspire.”
Huckaby was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, when she was young. Her right leg was amputated above her knee at the age of 14. As part of her rehabilitation exercises, she tried snowboarding and immediately fell in love with the sport.
Below are six of our favorite photos from Huckaby’s 2018 photo shoot.
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