Aspiring US Paralympic snowboarder Brett Botelho to host book signing event Saturday

FRISCO — Brett Botelho is ready to train at Copper Mountain Resort this winter with his goal of competing for the U.S. Paralympic Snowboard Team at the 2026 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

But first, he’ll be sharing his story with Summit County locals Saturday.

Next Page Books & Nosh on Frisco’s Main Street will host Botelho at 11:30 a.m for a discussion about his book “Standing my own Ground: Getting Back up When it Seems Impossible,” which was released in October 2017.

The Dillon resident will detail how, from age 7, he’s experienced a domino effect of health problems after hip surgery.

Botelho’s journey includes being diagnosed with a neurological condition that left him paralyzed for two years at age 9. After multiple surgeries and wearing painful leg braces, Botelho and his doctor ultimately agreed to amputate the lower half of his left leg. The decision allowed Botelho to be more mobile and put him back on track to ride on the mountain.

If you go

What: Book signing with Brett Botelho
When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21
Where: Next Page Books & Nosh, 409 E. Main St., Frisco
Cost: Free

Botelho’s health problems did not stop there, but the snowboarder continues to chase his dreams of sharing his story and pursuing a position on the Paralympic snowboard team.

Saturday’s event is his latest stop since the book’s release. He has shared his story nationally, speaking to groups about fighting against the odds and taking advantage of every active minute.

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