"You're not going to tell me what I can't do."

Since childhood, I have played a lot of sports and soon I was especially attracted to sports like surfing, wakeboarding and snowboarding. The rebelliousness and contrariness. The great appeal of the feeling of freedom. Learning to interact with nature, the elements and your own talent and skills is different every time. It requires respect, self-knowledge and adaptability. After my leg amputation, this feeling has only grown stronger with the added physical challenges.

As a seven-time world champion and three-time Paralympic champion, I dare say that the process is more important than the winning. Winning is a fantastic but temporary feeling. The process takes years in which there are continuous personal lessons to be learned. Achieving small and big victories in your own development; that is what it is really about. Dare to follow your passion and become the best version of yourself.

We all need an inspiration. The stories and dreams behind the people we reach with the Mentelity Foundation are an inspiration to me every time. No matter how big or small that story is. It's all about the personal impact and motivation.
It's fantastic to see the results that result.

Bibian Mentel