Janine  Shepherd

Janine Shepherd

Janine Shepherd was a champion cross-country skier in training for the Winter Olympics, whose life was irrevocably altered when she was hit by a truck on a bike ride. Doctors warned her parents that she was not expected to survive her extensive injuries and even if she recovered, she would never walk again, let alone ski. But Janine refused to believe her prognosis and instead she focused every sinew of her being on healing her broken body and crushed morale. After spinal surgery and months in the hospital, she returned home in a wheelchair. Struggling to come to terms with her shattered dreams, and wondering what life could now offer, Janine’s fighting spirit was rekindled watching small planes flying overhead. At that moment she said to herself, “If I can’t walk, I’ll fly.” And she did. Janine’s miraculous recovery and subsequent achievements are a testament to the power of the human spirit. Today, she is a best-selling author and internationally renowned speaker who travels extensively in Australia and all over the world sharing her story with others. She can be found on the web at http://www.janineshepherd.com/