Name: Brenna Huckaby
Posing here for: Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue 2018
Brenna’s story – from Team USA:
Brenna was not always a snowboard world champion. She began her love of sports with gymnastics when she was young. An osteosarcoma diagnosis (bone cancer) in 2010 resulting in the amputation of her right leg led her down a different path. A month after her amputation surgery, Huckaby got her first prosthetic leg, set her eyes on the slopes, uprooted her life in Louisiana and moved to Salt Lake City. She attacked snowboarding with the same passion she did with gymnastics. Huckaby began competing in 2013 while training at the National Ability Center in Utah. Following a few successful seasons on the mountain, she took a break from the sport in early 2016 to give birth to her daughter.
A quote from Brenna:
I hope women feel empowered by it. Everyone should feel sexy. It doesn’t matter what your body looks like, when you feel good in your skin it shows. Let me tell you, there is absolutely no reason you shouldn’t feel good in your own skin! I see it as an opportunity to inspire others. It’s very rare, if ever, you see a woman with a disability pose in sexy swimsuits. I want to help change the stigma behind disabilities. I want other women, regardless of their body, to know they are powerful and sexy.
See many more shots inside!