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Director: Hans Rosenwinkel & Katie Leimkuehler
Runtime: 47 Minutes
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This true-life documentary follows the journey of Cleveland native, Paul Leimkuehler, who lost his leg during the Battle of the Bulge in WWII, and turned his amputation into an opportunity by building his own artificial leg and opening a prosthetic business. He returns to the world of sports triumphantly after designing the first pair of ski outriggers in the U.S. launching the adaptive skiing movement that earned him a spot in the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame, the U.S. Disabled Snow Sports Hall of Fame and the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame. The film follows the influence of his legacy on the Paralympic skiers and snowboarders today including gold medalist, Mike Schultz, and gold medalist and narrator Andrew Kurka on the evolution of technology in adaptive sports.