Sean Pollard

Bunbury, Western Australia

Snowboarder, Paralympic hopeful

In 2014, Sean was attacked by a shark while surfing off Kelps Bed, near Esperance. The young electrician survived, but lost his left arm and right hand. Never one to give up, Sean decided to take up snowboarding. Having skateboarded and surfed all his life, he easily transitioned into the sport. Sean has rapidly risen up the para-snowboarding ranks in the past couple of years, and strong results earlier in 2017 have put him in a good position for the 2018 Winter Paralympics. This grant will help Sean through the events leading to PyeongChang, after which he hopes to share his story of courage and determination with community groups and schools.