Alana Nichols, Wheelchair Basketball Star, Is A Real Inspiration (VIDEO)

05/01/2013 12:22 pm ET | Updated May 01, 2013

Alana Nichols is amazing. After breaking her back in a snowboarding accident at 17, she began competing in wheelchair basketball and skiing, becoming the only American woman to win gold medals at both the summer and winter Paralympics.

Watch Alana talk about her road to recovery above. Our favorite quote? "I love feeling my heart beat again."

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