Today world-class water-skier and wakeboarder Scott Leason shares his awe-inspiring story and how the Challenged Athletes Foundation played a major part in it.

Today I’m standing alongside my good friend Scott Leason. As you can probably tell from the wetsuit he’s wearing, he’s a wakeboarder—not just any wakeboarder, though. Scott is world-renowned for his talent and he’s about ready to head out on one of his training rides. I caught him before he did to ask him about his unbelievable story.

Cited below for your convenience are timestamps that will direct you to various points in our conversation. Feel free to watch the entire video or skip ahead to the sections that interest you most:

0:25 – A little bit about Scott, how he landed in San Diego, and the event that rendered him visually impaired but that he overcame

1:40 – Scott’s journey to the Challenged Athletes Foundation

2:50 – Discussing his many accomplishments as a competitive water-skier and wakeboarder

3:20 – More about Scott’s mantra: “Never lose sight of your goals and dreams”

5:55 – The positive impact Scott’s perseverance has had on others and how water sports have become a means of catharsis for him

6:43 – Info on Scott’s social media page and how you can donate to CAF

7:37 – Wrapping things up with some footage of Scott water-skiing

I thank Scott for taking a few minutes out of his day to inspire us through his story. If you’re interested, you can learn more about the Challenged Athletes Foundation here, or donate here. And don’t forget to check out Scott’s Facebook page, Never Lose Sight, to track his competitions and accolades!

Learn more about how I support CAF here.

If you have any questions for me, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I look forward to hearing from you soon.