Kanya Sesser is a model, skater and surfer. Kanya was born in Pak Chong, Thailand without legs. She was abandoned on the front steps of a Buddhist temple when she was only one week old. The monks at the temple took care of her for one year until she was transferred to a Bangkok hospital. For a few years she lived with an older loving couple that she loved to call her grandparents. It was at the age of 5 that she was finally united with her devoted adoptive parents and destiny brought her to Portland, Oregon.
Pushed by her inexhaustible energy and her invincible attitude not to let anything stop her she started at a very young age with skateboarding, surfing, mono skiing, tennis, wheelchair rugby, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair racing, hiking, swimming, break dancing, quad driving and a lot more. After competing in 100, 200 and 400 meter wheelchair racing events at school and at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ she has intensified training to qualify for Team USA for the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games in mono skiing. Listen to Kanya’s episode as she shares her story.
Kanya Sesser is a model, skater and surfer.
Kanya is of Thai descent.
Favorite Self Confidence Quote
If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.
Definition of Self Confidence
Self confidence is doing what you love.
Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence
Kanya could not speak English and spoke to herself in the mirror in Thai. She learned speaking English when was 9 or 10 years old. Kanya was raised to go out there and go after her dreams.
The “AHA” Moment
Kanya realized her worth and went after for the things she deserved such learning to skateboard at the age of 9 because she saw other people skateboarding.
Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence
Kanya lives life on her terms and to the fullest. She is a free spirit.
The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener
Trust in timing, be patient. The only person who can help you is you and find an outlet that can help you do that.
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