Amy Purdy, Brolin Mawejje, Chloe Kim, Elena Hight, and Gus Kenworthy all come from very different backgrounds. But each is united by their drive for progression.

Kim won her first Olympic halfpipe gold at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games. With so much accomplished at her age, what is there left to attain? Purdy has transformed her life-altering experience into fuel that would spark an Olympic career and so much more. Recovery after contracting bacterial meningitis, the disease that led to the amputations of both her legs below the knee, all she thought about was getting back on her board. Kenworthy became the first openly gay man to compete in the Winter Olympics at the 2018 PyeongChang Games. Kenworthy has become the beacon of change for the LGBT community. Hight has been on a 12-year mission to achieve Olympic medal glory. Unfortunately, Hight missed her chance to qualify for team USA for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games. Mawejje recently had his Olympic dreams sidetracked when he was diagnosed with arrhythmia, a potentially fatal heart condition.

Here are their stories.

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