Despite her disability she has developed an incredibly positive attitude to everything that she does
Kanya Sesser is a true inspiration to all young people. Born without legs in Thailand and abandoned on the steps of a Buddhist temple, she was raised by Buddhist monks and then shuffled between foster homes, until eventually at the age of 6 she was adopted by an American family and brought to the US.
It was a rough start, but despite her disability Kanya was determined from a young age to live her life to the full, and has developed an incredibly positive attitude to everything that she does – nothing phases her! Now at 23 she is defying all the odds, where others would have taken the easy route Kanya has taken on the challenges, and over the years has become a keen athlete.
Kanya can do everything from mono-skiing, surfing, hockey, tennis, wheelchair basketball, swimming and skateboarding – infact she prefers getting around and about on her skateboard instead of in a wheelchair. She is also breaking down barriers in the modeling world and can earn upwards of $1,000 per day as a lingerie model.