Perseverance takes Sébastien Fortier to the 2014 Sochi Paralympics

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Photo: Photo provided by Sébastien Fortier

Quebec's Sébastien Fortier competed in an international para-ski event in 2012 in Minneapolis. He looks forward to representing Canada at the Paralympic Games for the second time. The Games begin March 7 in Sochi.

For Sébastien Fortier, the only way to calm his near-constant pain is to keep moving.

Fortier never considered himself an athlete growing up on his family's farm in Saint-Janvier-de-Joly in Lotbinière - he did what he had to do in gym class, he says, but was always too busy with farm work to really train.