Kevin McKee, from Chicago, Illinois, was recently selected to the US Paralympic Sled team to compete for the gold medal at the Paralympic games in Sochi, Russia, this coming March.
Kevin is no stranger to setting his mind on a goal and then working as hard as it takes to achieve that goal. When Kevin was just a young boy, the doctors and therapists told him he wouldn’t be able to compete in sports because of his disability – Casual Regression Syndrome. He decided otherwise and began playing wheelchair basketball and youth sled hockey. Living in Davenport, Iowa, Kevin had to have his parents drive him to Peoria every weekend to participate in wheelchair basketball, but was able to participate in sled hockey in his hometown of the quad cities.