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Kanya Sesser is a professional skateboarder, model, actress, public speaker and influencer. She may have had a rough start to her life but she is proving all things are possible. We had a great talk about her successes being the first adaptive person to perform in the X Games and what it’s like to travel from place to place whether fro public speaking, competing or modeling. She has a great outlook on life, a supportive family and boyfriend that helps her thru the hard times that we all experience.

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ABOUT Kanya Sesser

Kanya was born in Pak Chong, Thailand without legs. She was abandoned on the front steps of a Buddhist temple when she was only one week old. The monks at the temple took care of her for one year until she was transferred to a Bangkok hospital. The plan was to find her a family, and more importantly a loving home. For a few years she lived with an older loving couple that she loved to call her grandparents. It was at the age of 5 that she was finally united with her devoted adoptive parents and destiny brought her to Portland, Oregon.

Pushed by her inexhaustible energy and her invincible attitude not to let anything stop her she started at a very young age with skateboarding, surfing, mono skiing, tennis, wheelchair rugby, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair racing, hiking, swimming, break dancing, quad driving and a lot more. After competing in 100, 200 and 400 meter wheelchair racing events at school and at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ she has intensified training to qualify for Team USA for the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games in mono skiing.

At the age of 15 she began modeling sportswear. While launching her screen acting career with a guest appearance on Code Black (2015) in 2015, her barrier breaking lingerie photo shoot and her modeling campaigns with major brands like Nike, Billabong and Panty Prop received massive media attention worldwide and have changed the fashion model world as well as the advertising model world forever.

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About The Travel Wins

The Travel Wins podcast is hosted by Pete Kotzbach, a 30+ year veteran of sales and sales management, talking to people that also travel for their work. A business traveler speaking with other business travelers sharing ideas, hacks and tips for surviving life on the road and in the air.